We have recently joined forces with the Historical Writers Association to organise events in public libraries and other venues across the country to celebrate Historical Writing Month in November.
The events will cover a diverse range of historical time periods and themes including Medieval, The Blitz, Espionage, Historical London, Warriors Through History, Victorian Crime and Sex and Scandal.
More than 70 authors will be participating including Michael Ridpath, Karen Maitland, Ben Kane, Ruth Downie, Robyn Young, Rory Clements, William Ryan and Manda Scott.
"We've been overwhelmed by the positive response from libraries and readers," says William Ryan of the Historical Writers Association. "We've organised many more events than we thought we might and we're arranging new ones every week. It's a fantastic opportunity for libraries and authors to reach out to readers and, thanks to our partnership with The Reading Agency and the support of libraries in almost every part of the country, we're hoping this is just the beginning."
The aim is to bring together our partners from the publishing world and the whole of the UK public library network to create successful and exciting events and activities for readers of all ages.
"We're passionate about connecting readers to writers, and libraries are brilliant at reaching and engaging audiences who share the Historical Writers Association's fascination with all things historical," says Sandeep Mahal, who works on our publisher and library partnerships. "Amid all the news about library cuts and closures, an important beacon of light is the huge growth in popularity of library author events, so we're really pleased to be partnering with the Historical Writers Association to broker events in library venues across the UK."
To find a full listing of all the events taking place across the country visit the Historical Writers Association website.