Read Global, Read Local

Join us on Saturday 23rd April at 7pm to celebrate World Book Night with local authors: Rakie Keig, Michele McGrath, John Boyle and Michelle Tonnesen. With guest appearance from The Manx Bard, Stacey Astill.

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23rd April. This year the event falls on Shakespeare's birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death. To celebrate this literary landmark the panel of local authors will be discussing their own books and sharing the inspiration for their stories.

WBN 2016  Sure

We would also like to thank Sure for the sponsorship provided for this event which will not only provide support to our local authors but will provide inspiration to those attending the event to embrace the pleasure of reading. Sarah Jarvis, marketing manager of Sure, said: “Building on our regular support for the Manx Litfest, Sure is delighted to support this innovative event at Douglas Library. Anything that fosters local talent – of which there is so much on the island – and which allows people to enjoy literature and poetry is a wonderful thing. We wish everyone well who is taking part in World Book Night and would encourage the public to come along, to enjoy the evening and support local writers.

Free tickets are available from the library counter or ring 696461 to reserve your place. We look forward to seeing you on the night!

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