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Former Wirral lifeboatman to talk about life on the river
4:52pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
WIRRAL-born former lifeboat pilot, author and poet John Curry will give a special talk at Literally ... the bookshop in New Brighton next week.
John will talk about his working life on the waters of the Mersey and the river's approaches during his presentation at the venue in Atherton Street, opposite New Brighton railway station, next Wednesday, March 20.
John, author of East A Half South, told the Globe: "I will take book lovers on a personal maritime journey from the sixth form of Wallasey Grammar School to the many ports of the world and back in a life filled with adventures, dangers and successes"
Manager of Literally... Cathy Roberts adds: "It will be a fascinating collection of sailors' yarns from a wonderful story teller.
"John's tales will make sure you leave the event enriched by his total dedication during an incredible career."
John's talk starts at 6,30pm. Tickets, £3.50, from the shop or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
John is one of a number of local writers and performers signed up for a wide range of special literary and performance events at the venue in the coming months.
Geoffrey Prince, a life guru with strong Wirral connections will appear on March 27 at 6.30pm.
Wallasey-based actor Carl Chase will give a talk about the life of late American singer Hank Williams on April 17.