Exmouth Library’s ‘fantastic day’ of book-inspired fun for all

PUBLISHED: 16:53 04 June 2018

Exmouth Library opened its doors on Saturday to celebrate Exmouth Festival in style, joining forces with Devon-based authors from the Exeter Authors Association to put on a fantastic day of book inspired activities for young and old alike. pictured here is Susie Williamson, Tracey Norman and PJ Reed

Exmouth Library opened its doors on Saturday to celebrate Exmouth Festival in style, joining forces with Devon-based authors from the Exeter Authors Association to put on a fantastic day of book inspired activities for young and old alike. pictured here is Susie Williamson, Tracey Norman and PJ Reed

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Exmouth Library opened its doors on Saturday to celebrate Exmouth Festival in style, joining forces with Devon-based authors from the Exeter Authors Association to put on a fantastic day of book inspired activities for young and old alike.

Tracey NormanTracey Norman

Beatrice and the amazing library staff worked tirelessly to ensure the day ran like clockwork and the library was filled with over 400 visitors in this celebration of books and writing.

Special guests at this event were several local Exmouth authors, including David Bazell, former editor of the Exmouth Journal and the Fleet Street photographer to the royals, Richard Lappas.

The morning started with a series of fun children’s activities with local children authors, which included Jenny Kane’s exploration of Roald Dahl writings, Ollie Tooley and his secret identity card workshop, and Brindy Wilcox taking children on a time travel adventure to London.

There were also plenty of activities for adults interested in books with a series of writing-based workshops for the budding authors of Exmouth, including P.J. Reed’s popular How to Catch a Publisher workshop which almost burst out of the local history room it had so many attendees, and Jeni Braund running a very popular poetry sharing session.

Lovers of the strange and slightly macabre were treated to historian Tracey Norman’s talk on death and disease in the seventeenth century using healing aids such as old bread, snails, and worms.

It was a super day and definitely offered something for everyone.

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