December 13 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 20, 2013
Book lovers in Lowestoft will have an extra reason to head to Lowestoft library later this month.
The Friends of Lowestoft Library are holding their first literary festival on Saturday, September 28, with a number of local authors giving talks about their work and taking part in book-signing sessions.
Jayne-Marie Barker, Terry Tarbox, Suzan Collins, Ruth Dugdall, Patricia van Stratum, Ian Robb and Nicola Upson will all be involved in the day of event and Rebeccah Giltrow, who is a member of the Friends, will be compering part of the festival and showing her own work.
She said: “We are thrilled to announce that we are holding our first literary festival at Lowestoft Library.
“There is so much talent in this area and we are so pleased that we can give a platform to some great local authors to display their work.
“As a new author, I am looking forward to sharing my stories as well as meeting and hearing the other authors who will be appearing at the festival. “It’s an exciting time for Lowestoft and we’re extremely happy to be a part of it.”
As well as the eight authors giving talks or signing books, the festival also has free children’s events throughout the day, with drama games in the morning in the junior library and storytelling in the afternoon in the T-Zone.
There will be an area for children to colour in pictures of their favourite characters and put their creativity into action with poetry writing sheets. The Bookstart Bear will also be popping in to enjoy the fun.
The festival runs between 9.30am and 4.30pm at the central library in Clapham Road South.
Tickets are £2 for the morning session and £2 for the afternoon session, or £3 for the full day. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult can enter for free. As well as engaging local people in reading activities, the Friends of Lowestoft Library are looking to raise money to support the library and the services it provides in the local community.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.friendsoflowestoftlibrary.onesuffolk.net