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Alice Broadway

An evening with Alice Broadway

Tomorrow 6.30pm - 8pm Bolton Library

Alice Broadway, author of best selling novel Ink, will be joining us at Bolton Central Library to give us all the inside scoop behind the first instalment of the INK trilogy, as well as her upcoming second installment "Spark".

Sarah Ward for Weaverham

Sarah Ward

Tomorrow 7pm - 8.30pm Crompton Library

Join us for an evening with Sarah Ward: author of the critically acclaimed In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw. Sarah also reviews crime fiction and is a judge for The Petrona Award for the best Scandinavian crime novel.

Perfect girlfriend

Crime writer Trio Comes to Bolton.

Fri 23 Mar 2018 12 noon - 1pm Bolton Library

Psychological thriller writer Karen Hamilton (The Perfect Boyfriend) will be joined by another two promising debut crime writers; C.J Tudor, The Chalk Man and Olivia Kiernan with Too Close Too Breath.

Maria Elsa Bragg

Marie-Elsa Bragg and The Levelling

Fri 23 Mar 2018 7pm - 8.30pm Millgate Arts Centre

Marie Elsa’s fascinating career includes periods as a ballet dancer, Anglican priest, therapist and even a lecturer. The book follows a family of Cumbrian hill farmers over the generations and the challenges they face.


Saddleworth Literature Festival

Sat 24 Mar 2018 10.30am to Sun 25 Mar 2018 5.30pm Saddleworth School

Several favourites are returning including BBC Radio presenter, Mike Sweeney; ex-Scot’s Guard turned poet, Spike the Poet, and London Literary Agent, Christine Green, who will be returning to her Saddleworth roots ...

Wirral Local History Month

Wirral Libraries Local History Month

Thu 5 Apr 2018 to Mon 30 Apr 2018 Birkenhead Central

Local talks for Wirral people, inc. on war, West Kirby waterfront, suffragists and Britain's first policewoman. Events all over Wirral Libraries,

Guy Mankwoski

Read Regional Author Event: Guy Mankwoski

Tue 10 Apr 2018 6.30pm - 8pm Lees Library

Guy Mankowski’s first novel, The Intimates, was published by Legend Press in 2011. His second, Letters from Yelena, was researched in the world of Russian ballet, and was adapted for the stage for a one-off performance at Dance City, Newcastle.

bookmark crime

Bookmark Festival: Crime Writers' Workshop

Fri 20 Apr 2018 5.30pm Oldham Library

Do you want to write the perfect murder story? Looking for that perfect twist? Join Salford writer and playwright Jane McNulty in our Life of Crime mystery workshop

bookmark crime

Bookmark Festival: Mandasue Heller and David Mark

Fri 20 Apr 2018 7pm - 8.30pm Oldham Library

Two writers of thrilling and nail bitingly tense stories return to Oldham to discuss how and why they love writing about crime and punishment.

bookmark carry

Family Day Poetry Morning with Matt Goodfellow

Sat 21 Apr 2018 11.30am Oldham Library

Matt Goodfellow will kick start the festival’s family day with a high energy, fun-filled and interactive poetry session. Take part in rhyme games and activities and create a poem together.


Bookmark Festival: Bookish

Sat 21 Apr 2018 6.30pm - 8pm Oldham Library

Five mini comedy shows each inspired by a different book and you get to choose which ones you see!

Katie Thistleton

Katie Thistleton (World Book Night)

Mon 23 Apr 2018 4pm - 5.30pm Oldham Library

Join CBBC’s TV and radio presenter Katie Thistleton as she talks about mental health and her new book Dear Katie: Real Problems, Real Advice.


Bookmark Festival: An Austentatious Murder

Mon 23 Apr 2018 7pm - 9pm Oldham Library

Acknowledging Jane Austen as one of mankind’s most gifted writers on the subject of love and the human condition, tech developers have created the ‘Austen Algorithm’ - the key to finding the perfect partner.

mad blood mayo

An Afternoon with Simon Mayo

Tue 24 Apr 2018 1.30pm - 3pm Oldham Library

Join Simon Mayo for an afternoon of relaxed conversation around his debut adult novel.

Antony Dunn

Read Regional Poetry workshop and readings with Antony Dunn

Tue 1 May 2018 6.30pm - 8pm Marple Library

Join us for an Exploring Poetry sessions, where you can read and discuss contemporary poetry in a friendly environment. Exploring Poetry is for anyone who wants to find out more about contemporary poetry, how to read it and which poets to look out for.

cartoon history

A Cartoon History of Here

Thu 17 May 2018 7pm - 8.30pm Pendleton Library

Comedy, cartoonery, poetry and improv created by tonight's audience with Yorkshire poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year Tony Husband.

qaisra shahraz

Qaisra Shahraz

Tue 19 Jun 2018 7pm Oldham Library

Qaisra will be launching her new collection of short stories, The Concubine and the Slave-Catcher and reading from her story The Journey, highlighting the biggest refugee crisis in the world with millions migrating to Pakistan from India overnight.

Phaedra brunch

Books and Brunch with Phaedra Patrick

Sat 30 Jun 2018 11am - 1pm Oldham Library

The bestselling author of award-winning The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper returns with a warm, poignant new novel about family, forgiveness and finding your own way to shine…

Jenn Ashworth

Read Regional author event - Jenn Ashworth

Tue 10 Jul 2018 6.30pm - 8pm Bramhall Library

Meet Preston born author Jenn Ashworth. Jenn will be talking about her novel Fell.

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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