THERE is still time to enjoy Wirral Bookfest 2013, the literature festival run by Wirral Council libraries.
The annual event brings together poetry and prose readings and workshops by award-winning writers, with special events by bestselling authors and community events that are open to all.
There are ticketed events taking place, including a session with Roger McGough at Bromborough Civic Centre this evening (Wednesday, October 9).
There are many more fun and free events taking place in Wirral’s libraries this week.
Cllr Chris Meaden, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Bookfest has attracted some top names over the years, from poet laureates to Oscar winners to the most successful of Wirral’s own homegrown talent.
“It is also important to note that alongside the literary events, we have a busy schedule of free events in our libraries that make full use of these community spaces.”
Previous Bookfest performers have included Stuart Maconie, Kevin Sampson, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Carol Ann Duffy.
Bookfest 2013 runs October 5-12 at participating libraries. For more information, visit the Bookfest website at www.wirral. gov.uk/ bookfest or call in at your local library.
Thursday, October 10 at Leasowe Library, 3.30-4.30pm.
A Halloween craft session will be held to help create the decorations for the library’s annual Halloween Ball. The event is open to children only; call ahead if you plan to attend.
Saturday, October 12 at Birkenhead Central Library, 2-4pm.
The library will be transformed into the Jane Austen Tea Rooms, with readings and refreshments for fans of Emma Woodhouse, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.
Saturday, October 12 at Wallasey Central Library, 10am-4pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm).
The library will hold a Japan Day celebrating Japanese culture with samurai armour, food, origami, poetry, calligraphy and much more. Attendance is free but some activities may charge a small amount.