28 September 2019 | 10am | FREE
Dalton Community Centre
21 Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, LA15 8AF
Book lovers in Furness are invited to join the Furness Litfest team on Saturday 28 September for a coffee morning when they can learn more about the November festival which will see a host of writers from around the country descend on Furness for a weekend of workshops, interviews and performance.
As well as refreshments, cakes and biscuits, the coffee morning, which will take place from 10am – 12 noon at Dalton Community Centre, will also feature a raffle with prizes including signed books by the Festival’s guests and a book stall to which readers can donate books and take home something new to read.
“The first Litfest was incredibly successful,” said Ron Creer, the Festival’s Director. “The 2019 Festival very much builds on that success with more workshops and more evening events where we’re working with local partners Poem and a Pint, and Furness Tradition. We wanted to host a coffee morning so that we can tell more people about what we’re doing and share our excitement about the Festival.”
If you’re interested in volunteering at Furness Litfest, which takes place from 1 – 3 November, Volunteer Co-Ordinator Hayley Preston will be on hand to discuss opportunities. The festival are looking for people to help out on Saturday 2 November looking after guests and audience.
Litfest also plan to yarn bomb Dalton over the Litfest weekend when bollards, fences and other public structures will be covered with decorative knitted or crocheted material, as a form of street art.
“We wanted to create a colourful introduction to LItfest,” said Hayley. “We’re looking for volunteers who can knit or crochet bunting, covers for bollards and, hopefully, some literary themed pieces. I’ll be at the coffee morning with my crochet hook and some pattern ideas if people want to find out more.”
If you’d like to donate books to the book stall, you can bring them along on the day.