Libraries across Cumbria to host book authors for reading campaign

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Libraries across Cumbria will be hosting a number of events with renowned authors as part of their 'Read Regional' campaign.

The campaign is described as a celebration of new books from across the North of England, run by the New Writing North orhanisation and local authorities.

A wide variety of debut books of literary fiction, crime fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, poetry and writing for children were chosen this year.

Six writers will be visiting libraries across Cumbria:

  • John Donaghue and Naomi Booth - Monday 12 June, 2pm - Penrith Library

  • Jack Mapanje + Exploring Poetry workshop with Anna Woodford (part of Kendal Poetry Festival) - Friday 16 June, 2pm - Kendal Library

  • Kathleen McKay - Monday 19 June, 1.30pm - Barrow Library

  • Margaret Mulligan (for school pupils and staff only) - Friday 23 June, 10.30am at Workington Library and 2pm at Whitehaven Library

  • Gulwali Passarlay - Tuesday 4 July, 7pm - Carlisle Library

The campaign was founded in 2008, with the aim to connect authors with readers in libraries across the north as well as encourage them to read a book by a new writer or a different genre.

A reading guide for each title and blog by each author will be available for readers on the New Writing North blog.