The writers of some brilliant ‘must read’ fiction are visiting Knowsley’s libraries in March, from Friday 13 to Friday 27 March.
The authors will talk about their latest book and the inspiration for their writing and you can ask them about their work.
Copies of their books will be available to borrow from all of Knowsley’s libraries and as e-book loans where published in e-book format.
Linda Green ‘The Last Thing She Told Me’ – Friday 13 March, Huyton Library, 2pm
John Winter ‘Blame it on the Beatles and Bill Shankly’, Friday 27 March, Kirkby Library, 2pm
Cllr Aston, Knowsley Cabinet Member for Resources, said:
“I’m really proud we are hosting free events where you can hear authors from our region about their writing and ask them about their work.
“Everyone – library users, members and non-members – is welcome to come along to what promises to be a fascinating series of author events.”
For the authors, the events are not only an opportunity to meet readers and talk about their work, but also to celebrate the vitality of libraries as places of inspiration and centres for the whole community.
Linda Green’s visit has been arranged through the Read Regional programme which brings new northern authors to local readers.
John Winter was a GP in Kirkby for over forty years. It was while he studied medicine in Liverpool during the 1960s that he became involved with the local music scene as a songwriter. These experiences provided the background material for his book.
Claire Malcolm, chief executive of New Writing North said:
“Read Regional is for everyone. If you don’t usually attend author events, why not try one for the first time in your local library – you’ll find a warm welcome and the chance to chat to writers in a relaxed setting. If you’re already a regular attender, Read Regional is a great way to discover new books to discuss with other readers and to make the most of the precious resource that is your local public library.”
Read Regional is a celebration of brilliant new books from the North of England, which connects authors with readers in their local libraries. Founded by New Writing North in 2008, the campaign is funded by Arts Council England. Read Regional runs from March to June 2020 in libraries and festivals across the North of England.
Please note, unfortunately three of the planned talks – by Caz Finlay, scheduled for Tuesday 17 March at Stockbridge Village Library; CJ Cooke, planned for Friday 20 March at Halewood Library and Oliver Harris ‘A Shadow Intelligence’ on Monday 23 March at Prescot Library have been cancelled.