October's book readings
Saturday 17th October 2009, 2.30pm
Local author Amanda Lees reads from her popular Kumari series and gives some exclusive writing tips. Kumari is a goddess-in-training who lives in a secret valley kingdom. She longs to break free from life in the palace where her only real friend is her pet vulture, Badmash. When her mother is mysteriously murdered she steals away to the Holy Mountain to summon her back from the dead and find out the truth. But the next thing she knows she is in New York, surrounded by strange buildings and even stranger people and running for her life. Follow our heroine's explorations in the outside world as she battles on behalf of good over evil.
Suitable for children aged 8 plus.
Bob Marley: The Untold Story
Wednesday 21st October 2009, 6.30pm
Chris Salewicz, bestselling author of Redemption Song, the classic biography of Joe Strummer, interviewed Bob Marley in 1979. Marley died tragically young at the age of 36 in 1981. Drawing on interviews never released before, Chris Salewicz explains how Bob Marley has become such an enigmatic and enduring figure. More information at www.chrissalewicz.com .
Thursday 29th October 2009, 6.30pm
What is poetry? Why write a poem instead of writing a piece of prose? Sylvia Colley describes what poetry means to her with examples from her own work and from well known poets. There will be an opportunity to write, as well as hear poetry performed.
8 October 2009