There’s something for everyone at this year’s Wirral Bookfest, with a great mix of events including comedy, poetry readings and local history. Today, you can hear about Viking Wirral from Professor Stephen Harding in Birkenhead Central Library from 2.15pm, and tomorrow former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion will introduce his latest book of poems, The Cinder Path, at Bromborough Civic Centre from 7pm.
Other highlights include ‘Jane Austen, Bronte and Love’, a talk by Elizabeth Williams about two of Britain’s best-loved authors, which takes place at 2.30pm on Thursday in Bebington Central Library, and the Bookfest Bookswap at the Pyramids Shopping Centre in Birkenhead, where you can bring along your old books and swap them for new (second-hand) books that you’ve been dying to read! (Friday 10am-3pm).
So, whether you’re a keen reader, or haven’t been to your library for a while, head along to this year’s Bookfest, where you’re sure to find something to fire your imagination!
For more information call 0151 606 2665 or visit http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/leisure-and-culture/libraries/bookfest-2011.