Be a Writer, See a Writer, Hear a Writer: Walkley Library Off the Shelf Event, Saturday 24 October 2

We are delighted to announce this exciting event that is going to take place soon in Walkley Library for small and big kids alike:

Be a Writer, See a Writer, Hear a Writer

Saturday 24th October 2015 Walkey Carnegie Library

10am – 1pm Drop-in activities for library visitors and families

  • Poetry on demand with writer Anne Grange and her vintage typewriter.

  • Storytime sessions.

  • Usborne children’s book stall (all profits will go to Walkley Carnegie Library funds).

  • Face painting.

  • Giant scrabble.

  • Craft activities for young children.

1pm – 3pm - Science Fiction and Fantasy writing workshop for children (8+) and young adults, with author Daniel Blythe, author of several Dr Who novels, children’s science fiction novel Shadow Runners and Emerald Green and the Witch Stones.

Tickets £2 each, limited to 20 places, available from Walkley Carnegie Library. Call 0114-2312947 to reserve a ticket.

3-5pm - Bringing History Alive. Poetry writing workshop for adults and young adults, with poet and creative writing tutor Rob Hindle, who has published collections of poems about the Sheffield Floods of 1864, highwaymen, and many other subjects inspired by history and, landscape contemporary issues.

Tickets £3 each, limited to 20 places , available from Walkley Carnegie Library. Call 0114-2312947 to reserve a ticket.

7pm – A Poetry, fiction and folk feast

Tickets £5 / £3 concessions, available from Walkley Carnegie Library. Call 0114-2312947 to reserve a ticket. Tickets include refreshments.

Open Mic slot: pop into Walkley Library, or phone up to book a 5-minute slot.


Fay Musselwhite: A Walkley poet, published by Longbarrow Press. Many of her poems feature the local landscape, especially the Rivelin Valley.

Chris Jones: An award-winning poet, whose new collection, Skin, takes in subjects such as his work as a prison writer-in-residence, family ties and parenthood.

Patrick Rose: A brilliant young folk singer and guitarist whose album Paradise Square is a selection of songs based on forgotten Sheffield stories.

Gavin Extence: Best-selling author of novels ‘The Universe Versus Alex Woods’ and ‘The Mirror World of Melody Black’

Sarah Dalton is the author of science fiction and fantasy novels for teenagers. She has written nine novels, and several short stories and novellas. Her series 'The Blemished' is now being translated into Italian, Spanish and Turkish. She has lived in Sheffield for over ten years and is just about getting used to the hills.

There will be a chance to meet the authors and buy their books.