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Tue
26
Mar

Zine Making - LGBT Reading Friends

Zine Making
Oldham Library
Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 5-7PM

Zines (pronounced zeens) are self-published magazines, often handmade and widely distributed. They are sometimes made collaboratively between many makers or individually and can take many…

Tue
23
Apr

Bookmark '19 - Writing the Big Moments in Life and Death

Poetry comes into its own for the big moments in life – births, marriages, illnesses, deaths, loves, joys and sorrows... Learn how to write poems that really celebrate your own and your family’s big moments. Multi-award-winning poet Char March will…

Tue
23
Apr

Bookmark '19 - How to Write the Best Crime Fiction

 

This workshop will examine the key ingredients when writing crime fiction including opening scenes, characterisation and use of location. Subgenres such as cosy crime, psychological crime and police procedurals will also be explored. The…

Tue
23
Apr

Zine Making - LGBT Reading Friends

Zine Making
Oldham Library
Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 5-7PM

Zines (pronounced zeens) are self-published magazines, often handmade and widely distributed. They are sometimes made collaboratively between many makers or individually and can take many…

Tue
23
Apr

Bookmark '19 - An evening with Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan will take readers on a journey from the days of the Raj to the heart of modern India – a colourful and conflicted environment of vast new wealth and historical problems. He will explore the background to his Baby Ganesh Detective Agency…

Wed
24
Apr

Bookmark '19 - The Gruffalo Story Walk

We’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson with a special story walk in Alexandra Park. Bring along a packed lunch and enjoy stories, songs and themed activities.

As part of the Bookmark Festival and to celebrate…

Wed
24
Apr

Bookmark '19 - Gruffalo Story Walk

We’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson with a special story walk in Alexandra Park. Bring along a packed lunch and enjoy stories, songs and themed activities.

As part of the Bookmark Festival and to celebrate…

Wed
24
Apr

Bookmark '19 - An Evening with Dr Mike Shooter

Growing Pains’ is a book of stories. The stories that children, young people and their carers have brought to Mike Shooter in his role as a consultant psychiatrist over a  career spanning nearly forty years. This is also Mike’s own story about his…

Thu
25
Apr

Bookmark '19 - Working with Words: Finding Markets for Your Writing

No matter what you write – poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama or comedy – there are lots of markets just waiting to publish or perform your work. Join Jenny and find these markets, learn how to submit your work and figure out how to handle the…

Fri
26
Apr

Bookmark '19 - Jack and The Beanstalk Storytelling and Puppet Making

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum! Check out the classic tale of Jack and his magical beanstalk brought to life using puppetry and your imagination. You’ll even be able to make your very own characters and beanstalks so that you can recreate the story and have fun at…

Fri
26
Apr

Bookmark '19 - Girl with a Pearl Earring 20th Anniversary Screening

Twenty years on, ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ remains as vivid and captivating as ever, with millions of copies being sold around the world. To celebrate this significant anniversary we are hosting a one-off screening which will include…

Fri
26
Apr

Bookmark '19 - Farmyard Hullabaloo with Oldham Music Service

The rooster wakes the farm up with a cock-a-doodle-doo! The sheepdog won’t stop barking, and the cows begin to moo. Come on down to the farmyard for our Bookmark Baby Day. Oldham Music Service will be hosting a morning of musical and sensory fun…

Sat
27
Apr

Bookmark '19 - Sci-Fi Saturday

Hyde Fundraisers return to Oldham Libraries for a Bookmark Festival Sci-Fi Saturday. No need to book (unless where stated)! Just come along and join in the fun!


Don’t miss:
• Meet your favourite characters and have your photo taken
(Appearances…

Sat
27
Apr

Bookmark '19 - Sci-Fi Writers Workshop

What is science fiction? Why would you want to write it?

Spend a couple of hours with writer Debbie Bennett looking at how to write successful fiction. We’ll look at what makes good reading, have a go at writing it and share our work within the…

Sun
28
Apr

Bookmark '19 - Afternoon Tea with Jacqueline Ward

Join local author Jacqueline Ward in conversation as she hosts an afternoon tea in the beautiful Alexandra Park conservatory. Jacqueline will be answering questions about how she became a estselling author, the publishing industry, her books and…

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