North East authors on the bill for World Book Night

Award-winning North East authors will be taking the spotlight at Northumberland libraries.

A host of writers will be discussing their work and sharing tips during World Book Night on Thursday, April 23.

At Morpeth Library a panel of ‘Tales From Northumberland’ authors has been lined up in an event organised by the Greater Morpeth Development Trust (GMDT) and Northumberland Libraries.

Janet MacLeod Trotter, who has penned 19 novels and a childhood memoir, will join Lorna Windham, author of two books on the crime and misadventures of local history, as well as up-and-coming writer Caroline Roberts, who has just landed a publishing deal with HarperCollins, and creative writing tutor and storyteller Deborah Court, author of Tales From a Physic Garden, based in Dilston.

The writers will take part in a discussion about their work, read extracts and talk about their favourite books.

GMDT Culture Director Frank Rescigno will give out free copies of Nordic thriller Spring Tides by Cilla and Rolf Borjlind after being chosen as a World Book Night book giver.

Tickets for the event cost £3 and must be booked in advance from the library on 01670 620390.

At Ponteland Library prize-winning author Robert Williams will be in attendance to discuss his latest novel Into The Trees, as well as his earlier books Luke and Jon, and How The Trouble Started.

Following his talk, there will be an informal book swap so participants are encouraged to take along their favourite read to share.

Tickets cost £2 and must be booked in advance from the library on 01661 823594.

Both library events run from 7.30pm to 9pm.