‘Meet Local Authors’ event at Cambridge Central Library showcases city writers
Cambridge Central Library is running a ‘Meet Your Local Author’ event on Saturday (November 25), starting at 11am in the Lion Yard facility.
The event will feature ten local authors whose work has been published recently, and includes fiction, travel and adventure themes.
It is the second such event at the library: the first was held in February, when an accomplished array of authors presented their work in short talks. Authors included Brenda Burling, whose work has featured in national press, while Reinhard Tenberg has produced work for the BBC.
A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Libraries said: “The aim is to celebrate local creativity by bringing together local self-published authors to network and meet the public.
“Visitors to the library will have the chance to chat about authors’ books, writing process and self-publishing journey. And of course, buy books!”
The authors at the upcoming event are Brenda Burling; Maggie James; Mike Herd; Dorina Popoveniuc; Jane Phillips; Emily Scialom; Reinhard Tenberg; Sue Tort; Russell Wate; and Jane Wilson-Howarth.
Of these local authors, Jane Wilson-Howarth has written before about her experiences in Nepal where she worked in healthcare after leaving her work as a GP in the UK.
Emily has had editorial input on her upcoming title, The Watch on the Beach, from fellow Cambridge writer William Hartston, whose latest work, Knock, Knock: In Pursuit Of A Grand Unified Theory Of Humour, is one of 25 books the former chess champion has authored. He is also known for his appearances on Channel 4’s Gogglebox.
“Emily has long impressed me with her passion for writing and fluency in turning her spirituality and New Age inclinations into good and readable poetry and novels,” says William.
The event, which runs from 11am to 1pm, is free, with no need to book: full details are available here.