Southwater Readers’ Day : Saturday 11th April


I’m looking forward to Southwater Readers’ Day, next Saturday, when the library will be packed with happenings all celebrating the written word!  The event will complete my winter’s residency at this buzzing new library in Telford – but I’m sure I’ll be back!  The residency has been developed and managed by Southwater Library in Telford and West Midlands Readers Network.  We are grateful for funding support from Arts Council England.

Good Companion TypewriterSo from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, I’ll be at Southwater Library, thundering away on my vintage typewriter – do come and interrupt me, it’s very hard work.  Everyone is encouraged to join in and help create a Giant Southwater Poem which will be displayed later in the Library.

You’ll also find an utterly extra-terrestrial Write a Doctor Who Radio Play (Right Now) workshop with William Gallagher, who has written a string of successful Doctor Who radio plays.  This workshop is from 11am to 12 noon.

I’m so pleased to welcome The Escalator Poets – aka the excellent Shrewsbury Poetry Stanza, there to provide pop-up poetry to surprise and delight. They’ll be performing for 15 minutes at 12 noon, 1.30pm & 2.30pm.

And at 2pm families can join award-winning storyteller Jake Evans for one of his legendary Story Walks – or  – take your place on the Get Writing workshop with Birmingham-based writer William Gallagher from 2pm to 3pm, to help you tackle writer productivity.

You can turn up to workshops and the Story Walk on the day, or book in advance by ringing Southwater Library on 01952 382915.

More on our Facebook Event Page here.  Follow us on Twitter @southwaterreads

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