Saturday, 21 June 2014

Upcoming Calderdale Library events

Louise Marr from the Calderdale Library Service has emailed me a list of upcoming events that I thought my followers would be interested in:

Meet the Author- Julia Stagg

Tuesday 1st July 2014, 7pm

Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EP

FREE but please reserve your place in person at Hebden Bridge Library, by phone (01422) 288040 or via email

Hear author Julia Stagg read from her latest book about life in Fogas, a mountain commune in the French Pyrenees where the dramas of love and local politics are played out in a sweltering heatwave. A humorous insight into French living - perfect holiday reading.

RC Bridgestock- Crime Writers- Consultants on BBC 1 series Happy Valley

Wednesday 9th July 2014, 7pm

Todmorden Library, The Strand, Rochdale Road, Todmorden OL14 7LB

FREE- Reserve your ticket on (01706) 548160 or email

Husband and wife crime writing team Bob & Carol Bridgestock have 50 years combined experience of real police work, giving their fictional stories unique insight. Hear them read from their latest book & answer questions about their work.

Char March, Mandy Sutter and Keith Hutson: Slaphead Poet, Baldy Playwright, Hairy Novelist

Thursday 10th July 2014

Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EP

FREE but please reserve your place in person at Hebden Bridge Library, by phone (01422) 288040 or via email

Wit, daftness, splendid writing and hair tips from three highly successful local authors. Mandy Sutter’s newest book is Stretching It, is a novel about sex, hypochondria, papier mâché and caring for an impossible parent. Keith Hutson is a splendid poet with brilliant comic timing who cut his teeth writing for Eric Sykes, Jasper Carrot and Les Dawson. Char March has won numerous awards for poetry, plays and short story writing and her performances have been described as ‘moving, vibrant and laced with wicked humour’ by The Independent.

James Nash- Poetry and Creative Writing Workshop

Saturday 12 July, 1pm at Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse HD6 2AF

This workshop is part of Brighouse and the First World War - a creative remembrance project which is being hosted at Brighouse Library, The project is focusing on the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the War. Workshops, events and activities held during summer and early autumn 2014 will result in an exhibition and lasting record of how people today remembered the First World War. There will be particular emphasis on the use of poetry, creative writing and art, to help to connect current and future generations with the lives, stories and impact of the First World War.
Led by James Nash, First World War poetry will form the basis of this first workshop. James is one of the North's foremost poets and writers. He works in schools, runs workshops with writers' and readers' groups and hosts events. This is a free event but places are limited. To book a place or for more information, ring 01422 288060 or call in to Brighouse Library or visit

The Elmet Poetry Prize, judge Lucy Burnett. 1st prize a place on an Arvon writing course, 2nd prize a week's writing retreat at Ted's House, Mytholmroyd. Runners up £50. Closing date 25/07/2014, entry fee £5.

Ted Hughes Young Poet's Award- three age categories, 6-10, 11-14 and 15-18. £100 prize in each category, runners up £50. FREE entry, judge Katrina Naomi, closing date 25/07/2014

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