Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Upcoming events at Calderdale Libraries

There are some upcoming free and paid events at Calderdale Libraries, including Chris Helme, Frances Brody-McNeil, Michael Fowler, Juliet Barker and Helen Lederer:

Late summer / autumn events from Calderdale Libraries


Chris Helme

Autumn Talks at Calderdale Libraries

Free admission

Northowram Library
Tuesday 15th September
1.30 - 3pm
Tel.; 01422 202997

Elland Library
Wednesday 16th September
1.30 - 3pm
Tel.; 01422 374472

Stainland Library
Friday 18th September
11.00 - 12.30pm
Tel.; 01422 374896

Sowerby Bridge Library
Monday 2nd November
7.30 - 9pm
Tel.; 01422 831627

Bailiff Bridge Library
Tuesday 3rd November
1.30 - 3pm
Tel.; 01484 719164

After Wyrd Britannia and American Gothic, the latest season from Calderdale Libraries is Destroy All Rational Thought, a collection of stock and events to challenge your peace of mind !
The season will include:-
  • WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 6pm (Todmorden Library): FREE screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky's latest mindbender the Dance of Reality  
  • THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 6pm (Halifax Central Library): FREE screening of eXistenZ, David Cronenberg's masterpiece of shifting realities
  • FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 7.30pm (Todmorden Library): FREE launch-talk by Rob Chapman of his latest book  Psychedelia and Other Colours
“a fantastic, exhaustive history of the genre: comprehensive but gripping, packed with eye-opening period detail and with a brilliant analysis of everything from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to the oeuvre of the Crocheted Doughnut Ring”      The Guardian
  •  SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 8pm (Todmorden Library):  a rare live concert by Keshco  (tickets £4 in advance; £5 on the door)
All events can be booked direct from the relevant library:
Todmorden Library (01706 548160)
Halifax Central Library (01422 392630)
Tickets for Keshco can also be booked online here
THURSDAY 24th September 2015  2pm                                                    


Juliet Barker

Listen to this well known author examine the process of writing her book England Arise

FREE tickets available from TicketSource, by phone (01484 718324)  or 
in person at Brighouse Library, Harrison Lord, Ryecorn or SImply Flowers
THURSDAY 24th September 2015  7pm                                                    


Frances Brody-McNeil
will talk about her motivations and ideas in the development of her work as a crime writer and writer of historical fiction

Frances Brody is a pseudonym for Frances McNeil, author of four novels and winner of the Elizabeth Elgin Award for best new saga of the millennium for Somewhere Behind the Morning. Frances has written many stories and plays for BBC radio, and scripts for television. Her stage plays have been toured by several theatre companies and produced at Manchester Library Theatre, the Gate and Theatre Clwyd, with Jehad nominated for a Time Out Award. Frances lived in the USA for a time before studying at Ruskin College, Oxford, reading English Literature and History at York University, teaching English and History at Bradford College and tutoring writing courses for the Arvon Foundation. She lives in Leeds where she was born and grew up. Visit her at www.frances-brody.com
‘beautifully evoked slice of regional experience offers universal appeal … a colourful network of characters leaps from the page’ Guardian
‘McNeil is unflinching in her descriptions of the harshness of her central character’s surroundings … a fine writer’ Yorkshire Post
‘Rich in period detail … a finely observed novel’  Sainsbury’s Magazine
‘The quaint setting of pre–World War II Yorkshire belies the empowering story of two girls and their strength and determination to find justice and forge a lifelong friendship.’ American Library Association

Tickets:  £5.00 (£3.50 concessions)  available from TicketSource, or by phone (01484 718324)  
SATURDAY 26th September 2015  2pm                                                    


Michael Fowler

In 2006 Michael retired from the police following 32 years’ service, with  behind  him he had a folder full of rich crime material to draw upon.
With no more distractions he began the journey of writing that crime novel he had always promised himself. The first draft was completed within 18 months.  Then he spent another year tightening the prose and in 2010 he began submitting the manuscript.
After only a few rejections he was offered a contract by Caffeine Nights Publishing Limited and in 2012 ‘Heart of the Demon’ was released, together with the follow-up novel, ‘Cold Death’. Michael’s other bestselling books include, Coming, Ready or Not (D.S. Hunter Kerr Book 4), and  Secrets of the Dead (D.S. Hunter Kerr Book 3).
FREE tickets available from TicketSource, by phone (01484 718324)  or 
in person at Brighouse Library, Harrison Lord, Ryecorn or SImply Flowers
Other nearby events which may interest you.....
Find out more about the Bronte Festival of Women's Writing here.
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