Top author visiting Brownhills Library on Thusday!

Had this press release from Walsall Council pop into my inbox today – it seemed interesting. It’s nice to see authors paying libraries a visit. Remember, if you wish to support your local library, please sign the e-petition here, or join the Voices for the Library campaign.

Walsall Council PR 5908 01/02/2011 [For Immediate Release]

King Crow author guest at Brownhills Library

A multi-award winning writer will be making a guest appearance at Brownhills Library this week.

Michael Stewart, author of his debut tense psychological thriller King Crow will be visiting the library on Thursday 3 February 2011 between 10am and 11.30am.

The Salford born writer has written full length stage plays, one of which, Karry Owky, was joint winner of the King’s Cross Award for New Writing as well as securing work in radio and television.

Michael was the 2002 winner of the BBC Short Range competition and won the BBC Alfred Bradley Award in 2003. His plays have been performed in Bradford, Leeds, Manchester, London and elsewhere.

He was writer in residence at Theatre in the Mill in Bradford (2005-2008), and is now senior lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Huddersfield, where he is the director of the Huddersfield Literature Festival and the editor of Grist Books. He is also the founding member of Dark and Dirty – an arts initiative funded by the Arts Council, set up to explore the hinterland of narrative art.

The event is free to attend. To find out more please call 01922 650731.

King Crow is his debut novel and is published by Bluemoose Books.


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