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Big Book Fortnight returns
9:54am Friday 11th May 2012 in Dudley Council Noticeboard
A popular children’s author, a trio of funny women and a well-known fantasy writer will be amongst the novel acts at libraries during Big Book Fortnight.
This year’s Big Book Fortnight, the annual celebration of reading returns on May 19 and runs until June 2 across the Black Country.
Launching the events in Dudley borough will be the popular children’s author of the Spy Dog and Spy Books series’, Andrew Cope. Andrew has written more than 20 books for children and will bring his books to life when he visits Stourbridge Library on Saturday May 19 from 2.30 to 4pm. He will be accompanied by his dog Star.
Hugely popular fantasy novelist, Jasper Fforde will be at Dudley Library on Wednesday May 23 at 7.15pm. Jasper will be telling all on his books including ‘The Eyre Affair and ‘One of our Thursdays is Missing’.
During the second week, a trio of funny women will descend on Kingswinford Library on Tuesday May 29 from 7.30pm. Poets Emma Purshouse, Jane Seabourne and Win Saha will be performing their lively poetry.
The final event in Dudley will be a visit from Mil Millington, author of laugh-out-loud books ‘Things My Girlfriend and I Argue About’ and ‘Love and Other Near Death Experiences’. Mil be entertain and interact with his audience at Halesowen Library on Wednesday May 30 from 7.30pm.
Big book fortnight is organised in partnership by Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton councils and will see many events be taking place throughout the two weeks in libraries across the four areas.
Andrea Pope-Smith, director of adult, community and housing services at Dudley Council, said: “Dudley Council is once again pleased to be working with our Black Country counterparts to organise a fantastic programme of author events across the area. There’s a variety of events organised which are open to everyone so I hope they will draw in visitors from across the Black Country.”
A small entrance fee applies to all of the events excluding the Andrew Cope events. Tickets cost £3 and £1.50 for concessions and include refreshments.
For more information about the events in Dudley visit a local library or go to www.dudley.gov.uk/libraries To find out more about what’s on in other libraries across the Black Country during Big Book Fortnight go to: www.sandwell.gov.uk/libraries www.walsall.gov.uk/libraries www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/libraries