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Lancashire Litfest 40

Lancashire Literature Festival

Fri 8 Mar 2019 to Sun 31 Mar 2019

We are delighted to bring you the release of the full Litfest 2019 programme!

Cowling This Paradise

This Paradise by Ruby Cowling

Tomorrow 6.30pm Bolton Library

Launch of story collection

Brent Shore Blessed are the meek

Brent Shore author of 'Blessed Are The Meek'

Thu 28 Mar 2019 1.30pm

Brent Shore author of 'Blessed Are The Meek' will be signing his book @ Tameside Archive Centre,

Clare Shaw

Read Regional poetry reading with Clare Shaw & exploring poetry workshop with Anna Woodford

Thu 28 Mar 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm Cheadle Library

Clare Shaw has three poetry collections from Bloodaxe: Straight Ahead (2006), which attracted a Forward Prize Highly Commended for Best Single Poem; and Head On (2012), which is, according to the TLS, ‘fierce memorable and visceral’.

You me Everything

Catherine Isaac reads from her new book, You, Me, Everything

Thu 28 Mar 2019 7pm - 9pm Prestwich Library

We're delighted to welcome Catherine to Prestwich Library to read from her wonderful new book, You, Me, Everything.

Joanne Harris Chocolat

Bolton Central Library welcomes Joanne Harris

Tue 2 Apr 2019 1pm - 2.30pm Bolton Library

Award-winning author Joanne Harris will be talking about her new book ‘The Strawberry Thief’. This is Joanne’s first ‘Chocolat’ novel for seven years and she returns to the world of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes’ Vianne Rocher and the chocolaterie.

Dani Dyer

Dani Dyer signing What Would Dani Do? - Manchester

Sat 6 Apr 2019 3pm - 4pm Manchester Central Library

Come and meet Dani Dyer signing What Would Dani Do? at Manchester Central Library on Saturday 6th April from 3pm.

Puppet show MW Craven

Author Event with M W Craven and Kate Jackson

Thu 11 Apr 2019 3pm Carlisle Library

Join us at Carlisle Library on Thursday 11th April at 3pm, for an afternoon with bestselling crime writer M. W. Craven in conversation with crime fiction reviewer and blogger Kate Jackson, held in conjunction with the Crime Writers' Association

Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards

Thu 11 Apr 2019 3pm Kendal Library

Just us for an afternoon with the best-selling crime writer, Chair of the Crime Writers Association and President of the Detective Club

Kate ellis portrait photo

History, mystery and forensic psychology

Fri 12 Apr 2019 3pm Kendal Library

Join us for an afternoon of crime as psychologist David Carter and crime writers Kate Ellis and Linda Stratmann.

Matt Haig

Matt Haig: Notes on a Nervous Planet

Sun 14 Apr 2019 7.30pm Storyhouse

Join the author for an evening of positive and insightful discussion about the modern world, offering a closer look at the challenges posed by our ever-changing technological landscape and his advice on how best to navigate it.

Growing Pains

Bookmark '19 - An Evening with Dr Mike Shooter

Wed 24 Apr 2019 7pm - 9pm Oldham Library

The stories that children, young people and their carers have brought to Mike Shooter in his role as a consultant psychiatrist over a career spanning nearly forty years.

John Connolly

John Connolly

Sat 27 Apr 2019 7pm Kendal Library

Author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, the Samuel Johnson trilogy, THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS and (with @JennieRidyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders.



Tue 30 Apr 2019 6.30pm Time to be confirmed Bolton Library

Niall Campbell launches his second collection of poems

Lindsey Davies

Lindsey Davies

Thu 9 May 2019 7pm Carlisle Library

Lindsey Davis is an English historical novelist, best known as the author of the Falco series of historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire. She is a recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger award.

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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