Big Bookend is on its way!

logo_finalWe are really pleased here at Leeds Libraries to be supporting the Big Bookend again this year. The festival is in its third year and has previously hosted events with Tony Harrison, Peter James, Joanne Harris and many others.

This year Central Library is hosting several events happening over the whole of Saturday 7th June. The day kicks off with a FairTrade mini Food and Drink festival, where you can come and sample all manner of yummy food. Later in the day there is a Time for Crime event with local authors Chris Nickson, Steve Mosby and Frances Brody who will be discussing the challenges of writing crime novels set in very different time periods.

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the First World War there is a discussion panel event with bestselling author Richard Van Emden (The Quick and The Dead, Tommy’s Ark, Meeting the Enemy) and Andrea Hetherington. Richard will talk about those left behind – wives, parents and children – and how the First World War changed their lives, and those of their descendants, for ever. Local historian and researcher Andrea Hetherington will bring a Leeds perspective to the story.

There are many other events happening over the day so please come along and make a day of  it. You can down load the festival brochure and buy tickets from the website. We look forward to seeing you there.