Thursday, 19 April 2012

What Will You Read This Summer?

What Will You Read This Summer?

Friday 1st June 2 - 3.30pm

Taking place in the Methodist Chapel, Lowdham.

With the ever wonderful Sheelagh Gallagher from Nottinghamshire Libraries.

With so many books to choose from, how do you decide on your summer reading?

Sheelagh Gallagher is the Literature and Reading Development Officer for Nottinghamshire, and is here to advise, guide and recommend books for you to take on holiday, whether you want to find out more about the place where you are staying, catch up with a classic you always meant to read, get up to date with some contemporary fiction, or simply to escape. Page turning reads abound in this informal and fun session celebrating why holidays and books are the perfect combination. (And there will be goody bags!)

Tickets available from The Bookcase, Lowdham   0115 966 3219

Each event £5 (£4 concessions, £3 friends of LBFestival) including tea and cake.

Paula Rawsthorne: The Truth About Celia Frost

Paula Rawsthorne: The Truth About Celia Frost, Usborne Publishing
Celia Frost is a friendless, freaky kid because of a disorder that leaves her in constant fear of bleeding to death. However, when she’s the victim of a knife attack, Celia realizes that her life has been based on a lie. Virtually imprisoned in a dingy flat on a grim estate and convinced that her mother is mad, Celia rebels, seeking freedom and finding friendship.
But as Celia enjoys her first taste of “normal” life, danger is closing in. Someone from her past is looking for her; someone who knows why Celia’s mother fears what will happen if Celia bleeds; someone who knows the truth about Celia Frost…

About the author
Paula Rawsthorne is an exciting new talent in YA fiction. The Truth About Celia Frost, her first novel, is a gripping, entertaining and thought-provoking thriller. Her talent for writing has already seen her become an award winner – one of her first stories won the BBC Get Writing competition and was read by Bill Nighy on Radio 4, and the opening chapters of The Truth About Celia Frost led to her becoming a winner of Undiscovered Voices 2010.

Narrow Marsh & Leen Times, Notts author A R Dance

Friday 4th May 2 - 3.30pm - The Methodist Chapel, Lowdham.

Narrow Marsh and Leen Times from Nottingham author A R Dance.

Chilwell born author and historian Alan Dance has had great success with his two novels set in early 19th century Nottingham amongst the city's framework knitters in an era of bitter social unrest. Alan's working life was spent in the rail industry and he will talk about how he came to write and publish two locally-based historical novels, what influenced him to write them, where he got the ideas from, and also how real historical events of the time (both national and local, some well known, others less so) were used and woven into the plots, forming a background for the stories. He will also talk a little about what was actually involved in publishing, promoting and selling the books.

            Alan has a real passion for history and is a born storyteller.

This one of Lowdham's First Friday events. Tickets are available from The Bookcase, Lowdham 0115 966 3219

£5 (£4 concessions, £3 friends of LBFestival), including tea and cake.


The Oxygen Man by Joanne Limburg

Nottingham Launch of New Poetry

1948 by ANDY CROFT Book Launch

Literature Podcast, The Reading Room

Nottinghamshire authors have recently been featured on Siren FM’s award winning The Reading Room.

Click to hear Podcast: ROOM 24 featuring a short story from thriller writer John Baird, whilst Nikki Valentine gives her nomination for their 101 Books To Read Before You Die.

Click to hear Podcast: ROOM 22 where Nikki Valentine provides the short story.

Click to hear Podcast: ROOM 21 where Booker prize nominated author Jon McGregor talks about his new collection of short stories This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You.

Siren FM’s The Reading Room recently took second place in an international award, seeing off Radio 4's The Today Programme, Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time and iTunes Live in the process.

The Reading Room broadcasts just once a month and features a mix of book reviews, interviews with authors, original short stories and poetry.

Paul Tyler has been hosting The Reading Room for almost two years with the aim of making literature more accessible and, after winning European Podcast Award's UK professional category, the show looks to go from strength to strength.