Harris Library to host a series of author talks and visits

Posted on - 30th April, 2015 - 3:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, History, People, Preston City Centre, UCLan, What's On in Preston
Harris Library set to host the series of talks

Harris Library set to host the series of talks

The Harris Library is set to host an array of literary events over the coming weeks.


These are scheduled for the most part, for the first Saturday afternoon of each month at 2pm and feature author visits and specialised talks for the public to enjoy free of charge.

Kicking off the series is Victorian Dining by Mrs Beeton and foods from abroad by Dr Helen Day on May 2.

For a full description of the listings, see below.

June 6 – Poetry launch event by Ms Joy Howard of Grey Hen Press

June 13 – Marking the 200th anniversary of the Napoleonic Wars: Isn’t This French? Charles Dickens, Francophile by Dr Theresa Saxon

July 4 – TBC

August 1 – Preston in the 1960s by Mr Keith Johnson, Historian.

Tom Brown, Library Manager said, “The talks are intended simply as an opportunity for people to enjoy, to be entertained and possibly even be educated by experts speaking on a wide variety of topics.

“The key word is interesting – all of our talks and visits are intended to provide an interesting perspective on interesting topics which will interest the community. Some of our guests are lecturers, some are historians, some are authors, some are simply experts in their field, but we hope our community find them all as interesting as we do.”

Anyone wishing to reserve a place is encouraged to do so by e-mailing or visiting the library in person.

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