Wakefield Lit Fest is back!
Wakefield’s annual Literature Festival is back on 18th September for ten days of exciting events, with something for everyone to enjoy. The full list of events is available HERE and most events can be booked online. Here are some of our highlights:
Saturday 19 is Featherstone’s Festival of Words. Lit Fest is taking over the whole library and there is too much going on to list here but anyone interested in writing should hurry to book on Ian Clayton’s Writing workshop.
Also on Saturday 19 there will be a story time and Teddy Bear’s Picnic for children aged 5-7 at Wakefield Library 11 – 11.30 with storyteller Helen M Sant. Bring your teddy to join in!
Also on Saturday 19 I’m thrilled to welcome author Laura Barnett to Wakefield Library. Laura will be talking about her debut novel The Versions of Us which has been a best seller this summer. Have you ever wondered what would have happened if you had made a different choice once? Laura handles three versions of Eva and Jim’s story with impressive ease. It’s moving and beautifully written and I loved it and so did everyone in my Readers Group. There are lots of copies of the book available in libraries if you want to read a copy before the event.
The popular History Wardrobe will be back on Tuesday 22 with their new presentation ‘Gothic for Girls’ looking at the history of black in fashion and adding readings from the best of Gothic literature. History Wardrobe events are always fun so hurry to book your place.
There is another Creative Writing opportunity on Friday 25 when we welcome back Debbie Taylor, editor, novelist, journalist, author of Herring Girl and founder of Myslexia. Debbie was a popular visitor for the Read Regional promotion and this time will be leading a workshop which will focus on creating a character.
Libraries will be taking part in the Festival Big Read on Saturday 26 with story times featuring ‘Dog Loves Drawing’ by Louise Yates at 11am at Wakefield, Airedale, Castleford and Normanton libraries.
For children aged 7-12 there is a real treat on Saturday 26 at 2pm when Neill Cameron of Phoenix Comics will be holding a workshop ‘How to make (Awesome) Comics’ Neill shows participants how to generate (awesome) ideas for comics, and then how to turn those ideas into a comic story!
All events in libraries are free but you will need to book. Visit the website or pick up a copy of the festival brochure from your library to check details and booking procedures and enjoy the Festival!