Keen readers and writers will get an opportunity to spend time with some of their favourite authors at Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre later this month.
A ‘bringing books to life’ event is being staged by Cheshire East Council’s library service on Saturday, September 24.
It will feature best selling Manchester author Cath Staincliffe, who wrote the Blue Murder TV series, and the highly-acclaimed S J Watson.
Jenn Ashworth, whose first novel A Kind of Intimacy won a Betty Trask Award, will also be present, as will Nigel Cawthorne, who wrote A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes.
The event will be chaired by acclaimed poet Jo Bell.
Councillor David Brown, Cabinet member with responsibility for performance and capacity, said: “I would encourage avid readers and writers to get themselves along to this event as we have four excellent writers in attendance.
“They will be on hand for readings and workshops on the day and visitors will also be able to purchase books, provided by Waterstones in Crewe. The authors will also be available to sign them.”
It costs £18 for the day and registration to the event takes place from 10 to 10.30am. Councillor Brown and Jo Bell will then give a brief introduction to the day before the authors provide an opportunity for questions and answers before the workshops begin.
Councillor Irene Faseyi, ward member for Crewe Central, said: “This is the very first readers’ and writers’ day organised by the Cheshire East libraries service and it is just another way in which people can mark the Lyceum Theatre’s centenary year.
“Our libraries are key resources for our residents, who can build up a wealth of knowledge through visiting them.”
There will also be a debate with Professor Michael Schmidt, the founder of Carcanet Press, and a prize draw. To book a seat, call 01270 537333.