Wordfest events

Wordfest 2017 runs from Thursday 1 June to Friday 30 June. Events are being held in Trafford Libraries throughout this period. All are welcome to come to the events but booking is recommended.

More event information will be added in the coming weeks.

An evening with Milly Johnson

Altrincham Library, Tuesday 6 June, 7pm

Come and meet Milly Johnson, the author of twelve best-selling romantic comedy novels. She will talk about the inspiration behind her writing and her latest book The Queen of Wishful Thinking.

This is a free Wordfest event. Book online at Eventbrite, phone 0161 912 3189 or email libraries@trafford.gov.uk

An evening with Jo Baker

Sale Library, Tuesday 13 June, 7.30pm

Jo Baker is the author of six novels including the international bestseller, Longbourn, currently in development as a motion picture with Studio Canal. The novel explores the events of Pride and Prejudice through the eyes of the servants. Her most recent novel is A Country Road, A Tree.

This is a free Wordfest event. Book online at Eventbrite, phone 0161 912 3189 or email libraries@trafford.gov.uk

Man v Baby Blogger Matt Coyne

Urmston Library, Wednesday 14 June, 7.30pm

Join us for a fun evening with blogger Matt Coyne as he talks about his first book, Dummy, a hilarious look at the mystery and madness of parenting.

This is a free Wordfest event. Book online at Eventbrite, phone 0161 912 3189 or email libraries@trafford.gov.uk

An evening with Joanna Cannon

Urmston Library, Thursday 15 June, 7.30pm

Come and meet Joanna Cannon, author of the bestselling The Trouble with Goats and Sheep.

This is a free Wordfest event. Book online at Eventbrite, phone 0161 912 3189 or email libraries@trafford.gov.uk

An evening with Historian Michala Hulme

Stretford Library, Tuesday 20 June, 7.30pm

Hear historian, author and genealogist, Michala Hulme, talk about her books, Bloody British History: Manchester and A Grim Almanac of Manchester.

This is a free Wordfest event. Book online at Eventbrite, phone 0161 912 3189 or email libraries@trafford.gov.uk

An evening with Rosie Garland

Stretford Library, Tuesday 27 June, 7.30pm

Join us for an evening with author Rosie Garland as she talks about her new novel, The Night Brother.

From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a dazzling and provocative new novel of adventure, mystery and belonging. Set in late-nineteenth century Manchester, The Night Brother tells the story of twins, Edie and Gnome, who share a body. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city’s streets, embracing it’s charms and dangers. But as the pair mature, Gnome revels in the night-time, while Edie is confined to the day.

The Night Brother is a tale of suffrage, gender equality and fluidity and also a brilliant and evocative depiction of Victorian Manchester.

This is a free Wordfest event. Book online at Eventbrite, phone 0161 912 3189 or libraries@trafford.gov.uk

An evening with crime and thriller author Sharon Bolton

Urmston Library, Wednesday 28 June, 7.30pm

Come and meet Sharon Bolton (previously SJ Bolton) as she talks about her new novel, Dead Woman Walking. This is the latest gripping thriller from the best-selling author of Daisy Chains, Little Black Lies and The Lacey Flint Series.

This is a free Wordfest event. Book online at Eventbrite, phone 0161 912 3189 or email libraries@trafford.gov.uk