Two award-winning authors will read extracts from their novels in a bid to inspire the next generation of book-lovers on World Book Day.
The event at Wakefield Library on March 7 will also see Annabel Pitcher, author of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, and Michael Stewart, who wrote King Crow, talk about their careers and sign books for an audience of teenagers.
World Book Day is aimed at encouraging children and young people to read by encouraging them to join the library.
Wakefield Library will be one of thousands across the UK and Ireland holding events on the day.
Coun David Dagger, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member responsible for libraries, said: “Young people who use libraries are twice as likely to be above average readers. We’re hoping World Book Day with such inspirational authors as Annabel and Michael will prove a fantastic way of getting imaginations fired up and young readers on their journey to becoming avid readers.”
Activities across the country for World Book Day have been developed and supported by The Reading Agency, an independent charity.
Chief executive Miranda McKearney said: “We’re delighted to be helping libraries mount 10 flagship author events, such as this one in Wakefield, at which teenagers will also be inspired to enter their ‘World Book Day Top Reads’ into our fabulous Summer Reading Challenge Book Sorter.”
To find out more about the event at Wakefield One, visit: www.readregional.com/events/venues/wakefield-one or call 01924 302210.