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Wirral Bookfest starts this weekend
9:18am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
WIRRAL Bookfest 2013 begins this Saturday.
The annual literature festival, which ends on October 12, brings together poetry and prose readings and workshops by award-winning writers, with special events by bestselling authors and community events that are open to all.
Among the stars taking part is poet John Hegley at Bromborough Civic Centre on Monday, October 7 and Roger McGough at the same venue next Wednesday, October 9. Both performances start at 7.30pm.
There are many more fun and free events taking place in Wirral's libraries.
A Halloween craft session will take place at Leasowe Library on Thursday, October 10 from 3.30-4.30pm. The session will be held to help create the decorations for the library’s annual Halloween Ball. The event is welcome to children only. Call ahead if you plan to attend.
Birkenhead Central Library will be transformed into the Jane Austen Tea Rooms on Saturday, October 12 from 2-4pm. There will be readings and refreshments for fans of Emma Woodhouse, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.
On the same day, Wallasey Central Library will host a Japan Day from 10am-4pm.
Visitors will be able see samples of samurai armour, food, origami, poetry, calligraphy and much more. Attendance is free but some activities may charge a small amount.
Previous Bookfest performers have included Stuart Maconie, Kevin Sampson, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Carol Ann Duffy.
Cllr Chris Meaden, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said: "Bookfest has attracted some top names over the years, from Poet Laureates to Oscar winners to the most successful of Wirral’s own homegrown talent.
"It is also important to note that alongside the literary events, we have a busy schedule of free events in our libraries that make full use of these community spaces."
Full details are from www.wirral.gov.uk/bookfest or your local library.
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