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Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen Commemoration

Fri 21 Sep 2018 10am - 12 noon Bebington Central, Fri 21 Sep 2018 1.30pm - 3.30pm West Kirby Library & Fri 28 Sep 2018 10am - 12 noon Wallasey Central Wirral Libraries

Free events, drop in an chat. Bring any photos and memorabilia you would like to show others who attend. Meet Brian Howell ( author of 'Emma's WW1 Suitcase' and Emma's grandson.

Matt Hilton

Matt Hilton

Tue 25 Sep 2018, Tue 2 Oct 2018 & Thu 4 Oct 2018 at 3pm Kendal Library

Matt Hilton quit his career as a police officer to pursue his love of writing tight, cinematic American-style thrillers. He is the author of the high-octane Joe Hunter thriller series

Burnley Literary Festival

Burnley Literary Festival

Fri 28 Sep 2018 to Mon 1 Oct 2018

Welcome to the third annual Burnley Literary Festival! 4 days of fantastic literary themed sessions at a range of venues across Burnley town centre. From books to broadcasts, comics to characters, movies to monologues, poetry to podcasts ...

Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen

Fri 28 Sep 2018 1.30am - 3.30am Birkenhead Central

Come and share your family history of WW1. Bring any photos and memorabilia you would like to show others who attend. Meet Brian Howell ( author of 'Emma's WW1 Suitcase' and Emma's grandson.


Making the Invincibles - An Illustrated Talk (Adlington)

Mon 1 Oct 2018 5.30pm - 6.30pm Adlington Library

Join author Michael Barrett, for an interesting presentation on the making of his bestselling graphic novel: Preston North End - The Rise of the Invincibles.

Amanda Brooke

Amanda Brooke: It's never too late

Mon 1 Oct 2018 6pm - 8pm Bebington Central Library

Amanda shares her journey to becoming a published author

Unpexpected journey

Surviving a brain injury & mental health awareness

Tue 2 Oct 2018 2.30pm - 3.30pm Prenton Library

On a Saturday afternoon in 2012, Ben's life changed forever after a serious road traffic accident put him in a life-threatening situation and in an induced coma.

Mary Torjussen

Mary Torjussen: Suspense

Thu 4 Oct 2018 7pm - 8.30pm Wallasey Village Library

When Mary Torjussen was offered redundancy, she grabbed the chance to take time out and try to write a publishable novel.

Diane Hinds

Diane Hinds: How To Promote Your Book

Fri 5 Oct 2018 2.30pm - 3.30pm Upton Library

How To Promote Your Book is a talk aimed at writers.


Borderlines Book Festival at Carlisle Library

Sat 6 Oct 2018 Carlisle Library

Saturday 6th October sees 3 author events being held in Carlisle Library as part of Borderlines Book Festival

Lauren Child

Lauren Child in conversation

Sat 6 Oct 2018 4pm Storyhouse

Creator of many much-loved characters including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola, Lauren will explore the magic of illustration and writing and she will introduce her brand new book, Hubert Horatio.

In Search of Mary Shelley

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

Sat 6 Oct 2018 4pm

Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day ...

Karen Ankers

Karen Ankers: The Crossing Place

Mon 8 Oct 2018 2.30pm - 3.30pm Pensby Library

Karen Ankers is a poet, playwright and novelist, who lives on Anglesey.

Cath Staincliffe

Cath Staincliffe: Criminally Good

Mon 8 Oct 2018 6.30pm - 8pm Wallasey Central Library

Award-winning, best-selling writer Cath Staincliffe, creator of Blue Murder, author of the Scott & Bailey tie-in novels, lifts the lid on writing crime fiction.

Finding Amelia

Graham West: Finding Amelia

Wed 10 Oct 2018 11am - 12 noon Seacombe Library

Bootle author Graham West talks about his well-received first horror thriller Finding Amelia and it’s sequel A Rising Evil (Beyond The Dark Waters Book 2)

Stacey Dooley

An Afternoon with Stacey Dooley

Sun 14 Oct 2018 2.30pm Storyhouse

In her first book, On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back, Stacey draws on her encounters with these brave and wonderful women, using their experiences as a vehicle to explore issues at the centre of female experience.

Ian Rankin

Investigating Murder: with Ian Rankin and special guests

Mon 15 Oct 2018 1pm - 2.30pm Liverpool Central Library

Bestselling author Ian Rankin discusses his new novel In a House of Lies, alongside a panel of experts from forensics to detectives to reveal what really happens in a murder investigation. Ian will be signing copies of his book after the event.

Kathryn Hughes

A lunchtime talk with author Kathryn Hughes

Tue 16 Oct 2018 1pm - 2pm Bolton Library

Meet author Kathryn Hughes who will be talking about her exciting new novel, ‘The Key’ – a powerful, twisting story that you won’t be able to put down.

Psychology of Time Travel

Kate Mascarenhas - Author Visit

Wed 17 Oct 2018 6pm - 8pm Oldham Library

Join author Kate Mascarenhas as we celebrate the release of her debut novel, The Psychology of Time Travel. Tackling many subjects from dealing with mental health, strong women and what to do when you invent time travel.

Gallows Court

The Making of a Crime Novel: Martin Edwards

Mon 22 Oct 2018 6pm - 8pm Birkenhead Central

A talk by award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards giving an inside view of an attempt to create a breakthrough novel, from original idea to publication.

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult

Mon 29 Oct 2018 7.30pm Storyhouse

Jodi Lynn Picoult is an American writer. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Currently approximately 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into 34 languages.

David Nolan

David Nolan

Fri 2 Nov 2018 7pm - 8pm Marple Library

David Nolan is a multi award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter. He has written a dozen books, including Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil, the true story of the largest historic abuse case ever mounted by Greater Manchester Police.

Nigella Lawson

An Evening with Nigella Lawson

Sat 10 Nov 2018 7.30pm Storyhouse

Nigella Lawson established herself as a household name in 1998 with the publication of her groundbreaking debut cookbook, How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food.

Mandasue Heller

In Conversation with Mandasue Heller

Thu 15 Nov 2018 7pm Swinton Library

Mandasue Heller, author of the top ten bestseller Run, knows the world she writes.

Dolly Alderton

Dolly Alderton: Everything I Know About Love

Fri 23 Nov 2018 7.30pm Storyhouse

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown-up, award-winning journalist, former Sunday Times dating columnist and host of iTunes #1 podcasts, Love Stories and The High-Low, Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all.

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