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Preston Waterstones to host two author events this summer

Authors Hopwood DePree and Gillian McAllister will attend book events at Preston Waterstones in June and July. On Tuesday, 21 June, Hopwood DePree will visit Preston to discuss his book, ‘Downton […]

2 weeks ago
Prestonian releases third book since pandemic began

A 73-year-old Prestonian has published his third book since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Peter Nicklin wrote his first two books during the 18-months of lockdown. The first was […]

3 months ago
Literacy charity Read Easy Preston celebrates first birthday in Moor Park

A local literacy charity has celebrated its first birthday with 22 supporters and volunteers during an event in Moor Park. On Friday 11 March, Read Easy Preston attended Moor Park […]

3 months ago
Shortlist for Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction chosen by UCLan students

A group of literary students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have handpicked eight writers for the fifth Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction shortlist. Five English literature and creative writing […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston man writes short stories during recovery from stroke

A Preston man has written his first book following a major operation to remove a cyst from his brain. Paul Walmsley, who underwent his operation at Royal Preston Hospital, then […]

4 months ago
Lancashire County Council to explore ‘fresh vision’ for libraries and museums

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is just one of the venues holding events during half-term Pic: Tony Worrall Lancashire councillors will assess the role of museums and libraries in county cultural life at a cabinet meeting this February. Councillors will consider approving a ‘fresh vision’ for two distinct […]

5 months ago
Preston bookseller goes virtual with love of reading and walking

A bookseller from Preston has turned to YouTube to share his passion for walking and reading. Max Doughty aims to read his height in books every year, an impressive 6 […]

5 months ago
Ashton-on-Ribble crime author lands book deal after winning Joffe Books Prize

Christie Newport An Ashton-on-Ribble author with a rare autoimmune disease has secured a two-book deal after winning the Joffe Books Prize for Crime Writers of Colour. In 2015, Christie Newport fundraised for life-saving […]

7 months ago
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