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Story Café Special: Maggie Ritchie
7th September, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree – £2
Immerse yourself in tales from around the world at our lunchtime Story Café, as we rediscover the joy of being read to.
So far this year, our hearts have been aflutter over the joys and sorrows of first love, humbled by the bravery of political activists and warmed by acts of compassion. Stories and poems give us a glimpse into the lives of women across the globe, whilst helping us to make sense of our own. So why not top up your cuppa from our big, bottomless teapot, get yourself comfy and be a part of the story.
Story Café is on Thursdays 7th to 28th September, 12th and 26th October, 2nd November, 16th to 30th November, 7th and 14th December, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, £2/Free
In this Story Café Special, Maggie Ritchie will be reading from and chatting about her latest novel, which draws on her experience of growing up in Zambia.
Journalist Chrissie returns to the Africa of her childhood and tracks down Evelyn, the woman at the centre of an explosive scandal involving a colonial officer and a gifted African artist. Together, they uncover the secrets that shattered a remote expatriate outpost in the Zambian bush in the 1970s. Set against a background of post-colonial race relations and political turmoil, Looking for Evelyn is richly atmospheric and blistering with tension.
See all the Autumn Story Cafés here.
This event is open to all (16+) and we prefer for tickets to be booked in advance whenever possible. This event costs £2 full price. Select the number of tickets you want to book below, or come in to the Library to book. We offer subsidised free places for students, people on a low income, unemployed or those in receipt of benefit and Friends of GWL.