Libraries Connected has announced that author Lesley Pearse will launch its new series of virtual events.
Pearse will speak at six events across the UK during September co-ordinated to lead up to National Libraries Week which runs from 5th to 10th October. The events have been created to complement the organisation's new online resource Libraries From Home, which highlights services accessible via library websites and social media platforms.
An author of 28 books, Pearse will talk about her life and writing and her latest Sunday Times bestseller Liar (Michael Joseph). Hosted via Zoom and Facebook Live the series will kick-off with Bristol Libraries on 10th September and conclude at Manchester Libraries on 25th September.
Pearse said:“I am so thrilled to be asked to launch #LibrariesFromHomeLIVE. Libraries have always held a special place in my heart. As a child they were escape from a harsh home life, a place I could soak up tales of adventure, transport myself to lands across the world and imagine being anyone I wanted to be. Now with this virtual series, readers will be able to meet writers they love in their own homes talking about their craft, and discover other writers they may not be so familiar with while finding new exciting books to read. For us authors it is a wonderful way to travel the country and like Rupert Bear, my favourite as a small child, to ‘Still be Home in Time for Tea’.”
Isobel Hunter, c.e.o. of Libraries Connected added: “We are delighted to be offering this wonderful opportunity for local public library communities to meet a much loved and much borrowed author. Whilst libraries are gradually re-opening services physically, it is brilliant that they are able to continue to inspire their communities to read through their digital offers. It is very exciting for us to be offering this tour and to be working with Lesley who is such a passionate library supporter and we can’t wait for the first event.”
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