December 10 2013 Latest news:
By MARK BOGGIS
Sunday, September 29, 2013
An inaugural literary festival at Lowestoft library has been hailed a “great success.”
Organisers from The Friends of Lowestoft Library were thrilled with how yesterday’s (Saturday) event had gone, with eight “absolutely superb” authors passing on tips of the trade to an appreciative audience. And plans are now underway to make this an annual festival, as delighted organisers aim to hold a “bigger and better” event next year.
Authors Jayne-Marie Barker, Terry Tarbox, Suzan Collins, Ruth Dugdall, Patricia van Stratum, Rebeccah Giltrow, Ian Robb and Nicola Upson all gave “inspiring” talks, tips and advice.
And while the festival was going on, there was plenty to keep the children entertained, as the library “came to life” with numerous free activities.
The mayor of Lowestoft, June Ford, opened Saturday’s festival, and the chairman of the Friends of Lowestoft Library, Di Humphrey, said: “We wanted to bring the library to life to showcase how great our library is – and we’ve succeeded.”
The festival was the idea of library worker, and author, Rebeccah Giltrow. And after more than four months of preparation, she was delighted with how it had all turned out.
She said: “It has just gone brilliantly and has really exceeded my expectations.”