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  • Happy National Libraries Day! - Time to Read
    others Happy National Libraries Day Interview Ann Cleeves Interview Vanessa Cuthbert What is Time to Read Since 2002 Time to Read have been showcasing writers and books strongly linked to the North West for your enjoyment More about Time to Read Who are we Say hello to the 22 local authorities who provide great library services in your area More about Who we are Contact us If you have any questions or comments about our site please do get in touch we d love to hear from you Get in touch now WW1 Booklists This Collection will include a mix of titles and formats to inspire your reading choices Read more Browse our books Science Fiction Biography Non Fiction Crime Romantic Short stories Poetry more View the authors A Z See our latest additions We Recommend The Moon Field By Judith Allnatt Meet our writers The North West contains a wonderful pot of writing talent who love to engage with groups young and old to spread their love of writing See our directory Are you a writer If you re interested in being included in our directory of writers simply complete our profile form Add your profile Out and about From book readings through discussion groups to performance a good book gets the world talking See upcoming events throughout the region Our next events Knowsley Library Story Circle Tue 23 Feb 2016 Tue 22 Mar 2016 at 2pm 3 30pm at The Novella Award 2016 Fri 29 Apr 2016 5pm Competition deadline at Library News Events Opinion Funding Opportunities Training Prize Winners See all our latest posts Latest Posts The Novella Award 2016 Posted Wednesday 10 February 2016 by Clancy Mason in Competitions Prizes Author visits what they mean to me and others Posted Wednesday 10 February 2016 by Ian

    Original URL path: http://www.time-to-read.co.uk/news-blogs/post.aspx?ID=2345&page=1&pz=10&tag=0&m=0&y=0&a=2033 (2016-02-15)
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  • Interview: Ann Cleeves - Time to Read
    AC I get on very well with the scriptwriters on both shows My only role is informal but I love it I help the writers to get a sense of the places where the shows are set We do a writers reccie and drive around looking for possible locations for stories This is specially important in Shetland I ve been visiting the islands for 40 years so I have lots of useful contacts I went with the writers to the Waste to Power plant which featured so dramatically at the end of episode one TTR Do you have a particular book you have read in the last 12 months that you would particularly recommend AC I was one of the judges for the Theakston s prize in 2015 and we chose a debut crime novel Sarah Hilary s Someone Else s Skin as the winner It s a disturbing book but without the graphic depiction of violence that I dislike Can you share your plans for 2016 AC 2016 is already pretty manic In February I ll have a week in London in the run up to National Libraries Day and to attend a preview screening of The Moth Catcher the adaptation of my novel that ll be episode three of the new series of VERA Then there s a lightning tour of the North West visiting prisons libraries and bookshops a few days in Islay for a book event there and then it s Left Coast Crime in Phoenix Arizona The beginning of March takes us to the Emirates Book Festival in Dubai and I can t see much beyond that I do know a new Shetland novel called Earth To Earth comes out in October and that I ll be writing a new Vera one this year too You can catch Ann Cleeves during her North West tour of Libraries and bookshops TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 3 00pm Event at Woolston Neighbourhood Hub Hall Road Woolston Warrington WA1 4PN 01925 813939 Contact Chris Everett Tel 07730075967 Books sold by Waterstones Warrington 7 30pm Event at Linghams 248 Telegraph Rd Heswall Wirral Merseyside CH60 7SG Contact Sue Porter 0151 342 7290 books linghams co uk WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 1 00pm Smithybridge Library 121 123 Smithy Bridge Rd Littleborough OL15 0BQ Contact Joanne Eaves Joanne Eaves rochdale gov uk 01706 924941 Books via Hilary at Bright Books hilary clarke brightbooks co uk 7 30pm Simply Books 228 Moss Lane Bramhall SK7 1BD Contact Andrew Kant 0161 439 1436 enquiries simplybooks info THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 7 00pm Event at Chorley Library Union Street Chorley Lancashire PR7 1EB Contact Diane Gunning 01257 262773 diane ebbandflowbookshop co uk news Blogs Browse by category Competitions Prizes Events Funding Opportunities Latest Libraries News Opinion Training Browse by author Show all Carol Maplesden Clancy Mason Emma Ferguson Helen Towers Ian Anstice Jane Mathieson Joanne Eaves Josh Bollard Joyce Crossman Lucy Ellam Mark Roberts Melanie Graaf Oliver Wright Punam Ramchurn Sarah Hall Salford Libraries Suzanne Hudson Victoria Heyes

    Original URL path: http://www.time-to-read.co.uk/news-blogs/post.aspx?ID=2340&page=1&pz=10&tag=0&m=0&y=0&a=2033 (2016-02-15)
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  • Interview: Vanessa Cuthbert - Time to Read
    Sings which experiments with traditional printmaking techniques such as litho printing and screen printing and combines them with digital technologies Since graduating from the Royal College of Art with Distinction I have had a career as a senior lecturer in art for many years and have now left this to concentrate full time on my own practice I exhibit work in galleries and festivals worldwide including Slovenia Germany Belgium France Italy Portugal India Mexico Costa Rica USA China and Japan as well as the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London TTR Have you got a go to book that you recommend to friends VC My favourite book is The Waves by Virginia Woolf It was hugely experimental at the time and opened the door for many writers to take creative risks in their work I can identify with the need to push boundaries and venture into new creative territory It s so poetic and visual It s possible to trace some of the character influences to her circle of friends from the Bloomsbury group Woolf referred to it as a play poem as opposed to a novel The first edition cover was designed by her sister the artist Vanessa Bell Such a clever book TTR What are you plans for 2016 VC 2016 has begun very well for me with a number of interesting and slightly unusual projects on the go already For example next week I ll be painting a Herdwick Sheep for a Boutique hotel in the Lakes as part of a charity project Go Herdwick And I ve just delivered ten pieces of work to Millyard Gallery in Upper Mill I also have a large scale print from one of my Skater series being used in a boutique hotel development in central London project managed by a Parisian interior design agency For this year my main plans are two fold developing my print making practice and painting and increasing the work I show in galleries across the UK and internationally while also extending my commercial work where appropriate I ll be building on the very successful Open Studio events I held last year with additional dates and projects throughout 2016 and I ll be developing new projects with Mary Taylor co founder of our commercial brand Red Shed Press We ve just finished a storyboard for a design company and are now producing some new limited edition prints which we ll be launching soon through Red Shed Press Facebook page For more information about this please like our page where we have many contemporary prints available and where we ll have a number of updates on a couple of exciting forthcoming projects news Blogs Browse by category Competitions Prizes Events Funding Opportunities Latest Libraries News Opinion Training Browse by author Show all Carol Maplesden Clancy Mason Emma Ferguson Helen Towers Ian Anstice Jane Mathieson Joanne Eaves Josh Bollard Joyce Crossman Lucy Ellam Mark Roberts Melanie Graaf Oliver Wright Punam Ramchurn Sarah Hall Salford Libraries Suzanne Hudson Victoria

    Original URL path: http://www.time-to-read.co.uk/news-blogs/post.aspx?ID=2343&page=1&pz=10&tag=0&m=0&y=0&a=2033 (2016-02-15)
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  • Blog posts by Clancy Mason - Time to Read
    to Read logo Ideas words we liked Below are some of the thoughts we have had already about potential content though we are open to any other ideas Where reading takes you Humour quirky imaginative Library as place to think experience the world in different ways inform us help us achieve goals Well known central figure possibly historical or book character e g Sherlock Holmes someone reading Lines from book book titles knitted together in a humorous way to produce a new narrative Journeys into the imagination Unfolding story using real books book covers quotations from books Books take you to places in your imagination faraway places the future back in time Finding everything the library has to offer with books as the starting point Include a reference to the NW region Use Time to Read as a strapline itself Selection Process All proposals will be considered carefully by a selection panel made up of staff working in different library authorities chaired by the coordinator of Time To Read Clancy Mason Our priorities for selection are Proposals which demonstrate that the artist understands the role of public libraries and is inspired by books and reading That demonstrate that the artist can produce high quality imaginative and possibly humorous work That address practical issues such as the design specifications timescales and budget Budget and Payment Schedule A budget of up to 500 has been allocated for this project but a lower cost will be very welcome This is to include all research time and three versions of the theme each for web and the printable Payment will be made in full on satisfactory completion and delivery of artwork Payment is via Blackpool Council and can take up to 30 days from presentation of invoice Timescales Deadline for applications Wednesday 6 January 2016 Successful applicant notified and work begins Thursday 14 January 2016 Work completed and delivered Wednesday 27 January 2016 How to Apply Please include the following when sending your proposal Outline of your ideas including drawings and potential text to be included Links to websites containing examples of previous work CV You must have a bank account and be registered as self employed and be able to provide a UTR Unique Tax Reference The selected artist will be credited across a range of digital platforms and will become the property of Time To Read For any queries and to apply please email your proposal by no later than Wednesday 6 January 2016 clancy masonttr blackpool gov uk Tel 07505 115729 Please note I work on Tuesday and Wednesdays Best book of 2015 Posted Wednesday 16 December 2015 by Clancy Mason 2015 has seen an exciting year in publishing As the year comes to an end what do we think have been some of the best new books so far One of TTR s favourite books has been The Secret to Not Drowning by North West author Colette Snowden who was Arts Council England s Fiction Group Book of the Month

    Original URL path: http://www.time-to-read.co.uk/news-blogs/by/clancymason?page=2 (2016-02-15)
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  • Blog posts by Clancy Mason - Time to Read
    year too You can catch Ann Cleeves during her North West tour of Libraries and bookshops TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 3 00pm Event at Woolston Neighbourhood Hub Hall Road Woolston Warrington WA1 4PN 01925 813939 Contact Chris Everett Tel 07730075967 Books sold by Waterstones Warrington 7 30pm Event at Linghams 248 Telegraph Rd Heswall Wirral Merseyside CH60 7SG Contact Sue Porter 0151 342 7290 books linghams co uk WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 1 00pm Smithybridge Library 121 123 Smithy Bridge Rd Littleborough OL15 0BQ Contact Joanne Eaves Joanne Eaves rochdale gov uk 01706 924941 Books via Hilary at Bright Books hilary clarke brightbooks co uk 7 30pm Simply Books 228 Moss Lane Bramhall SK7 1BD Contact Andrew Kant 0161 439 1436 enquiries simplybooks info THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 7 00pm Event at Chorley Library Union Street Chorley Lancashire PR7 1EB Contact Diane Gunning 01257 262773 diane ebbandflowbookshop co uk Interview Vanessa Cuthbert Posted Tuesday 2 February 2016 by Clancy Mason in Latest Libraries News North West artist Vanessa Cuthbert has created a series of artworks in response to a brief we circulated recently asking for images to use in time for National Libraries Day for our social media as well as to print onto a range of library book bags that you will be able to buy from your local library soon We asked Vanessa to answer some questions about her practice as an artist as well as her thoughts on libraries TTR What made you apply to the artists brief to design the new TTR artwork VC When I saw the TTR brief on the Arts Council s bulletin it caught my attention instantly a lovely brief connecting art and reading both of which have always been really important to me While the brief itself was interesting in being so open to interpretation leaving the direction down to me as an artist that it was for a library project encouraging people to read really struck a chord with me TTR Do you use your local library VC I ve always used my local library since being a child and I still do Even in the age of the internet I think libraries have a hugely important role in any community encouraging people to browse not just search TTR Do you think libraries are important to our communities and why VC Libraries are one of the most important resources in any community For children they open up a whole world of opportunities especially for families where books aren t available in the home getting children into the habit of reading and browsing For community groups the social aspects for a range of age groups local history libraries should be at the centre of a community and open to all For children a library can offer an environment to study after school if that s not available at home again fostering a love of reading and of learning regardless of parents or carers economic status etc TTR Tell us a little bit about yourself

    Original URL path: http://www.time-to-read.co.uk/news-blogs/by/clancymason?page=1&pz=10&tag=0&m=0&y=0&c=0&a=0 (2016-02-15)
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  • Spare Brides - Time to Read
    And She Was By Sarah Corbett P S I Love You By Cecelia Ahern Fighting on the Home Front By Kate Adie What is Time to Read Since 2002 Time to Read have been showcasing writers and books strongly linked to the North West for your enjoyment More about Time to Read Who are we Say hello to the 22 local authorities who provide great library services in your area More about Who we are Contact us If you have any questions or comments about our site please do get in touch we d love to hear from you Get in touch now WW1 Booklists This Collection will include a mix of titles and formats to inspire your reading choices Read more Browse our books Science Fiction Biography Non Fiction Crime Romantic Short stories Poetry more View the authors A Z See our latest additions We Recommend Drysalter By Michael Symmons Roberts Meet our writers The North West contains a wonderful pot of writing talent who love to engage with groups young and old to spread their love of writing See our directory Are you a writer If you re interested in being included in our directory of writers simply complete our profile form Add your profile Out and about From book readings through discussion groups to performance a good book gets the world talking See upcoming events throughout the region Our next events Knowsley Library Story Circle Tue 23 Feb 2016 Tue 22 Mar 2016 at 2pm 3 30pm at The Novella Award 2016 Fri 29 Apr 2016 5pm Competition deadline at Library News Events Opinion Funding Opportunities Training Prize Winners See all our latest posts Latest Posts The Novella Award 2016 Posted Wednesday 10 February 2016 by Clancy Mason in Competitions Prizes Author visits what they mean to

    Original URL path: http://www.time-to-read.co.uk/read/sparebrides (2016-02-15)
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  • Costa Novel Award 2015 Shortlist Announced - Time to Read
    Roberts Melanie Graaf Oliver Wright Punam Ramchurn Sarah Hall Salford Libraries Suzanne Hudson Victoria Heyes Recent posts The Novella Award 2016 Author visits what they mean to me and others Happy National Libraries Day Interview Ann Cleeves Interview Vanessa Cuthbert What is Time to Read Since 2002 Time to Read have been showcasing writers and books strongly linked to the North West for your enjoyment More about Time to Read Who are we Say hello to the 22 local authorities who provide great library services in your area More about Who we are Contact us If you have any questions or comments about our site please do get in touch we d love to hear from you Get in touch now Here Now Public Libraries in NW England support writers from the region by buying their books and inviting them in to events to meet readers Read more Browse our books Science Fiction Biography Non Fiction Crime Romantic Short stories Poetry more View the authors A Z See our latest additions We Recommend The Lie By Helen Dunmore Meet our writers The North West contains a wonderful pot of writing talent who love to engage with groups young and old to spread their love of writing See our directory Are you a writer If you re interested in being included in our directory of writers simply complete our profile form Add your profile Out and about From book readings through discussion groups to performance a good book gets the world talking See upcoming events throughout the region Our next events Knowsley Library Story Circle Tue 23 Feb 2016 Tue 22 Mar 2016 at 2pm 3 30pm at The Novella Award 2016 Fri 29 Apr 2016 5pm Competition deadline at Library News Events Opinion Funding Opportunities Training Prize Winners See all

    Original URL path: http://www.time-to-read.co.uk/news-blogs/post.aspx?ID=2314&page=1&pz=10&tag=0&m=0&y=0&a=0 (2016-02-15)
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  • Not the Booker- more - Time to Read
    to read the 6 titles listed above There will then be an opportunity to vote for your favourite If you want to keep up with this process follow the Guardian s Book pages news Blogs Browse by category Competitions Prizes Events Funding Opportunities Latest Libraries News Opinion Training Browse by author Carol Maplesden Clancy Mason Emma Ferguson Helen Towers Ian Anstice Jane Mathieson Joanne Eaves Josh Bollard Joyce Crossman Lucy Ellam Mark Roberts Melanie Graaf Oliver Wright Punam Ramchurn Sarah Hall Salford Libraries Suzanne Hudson Victoria Heyes Recent posts The Novella Award 2016 Author visits what they mean to me and others Happy National Libraries Day Interview Ann Cleeves Interview Vanessa Cuthbert What is Time to Read Since 2002 Time to Read have been showcasing writers and books strongly linked to the North West for your enjoyment More about Time to Read Who are we Say hello to the 22 local authorities who provide great library services in your area More about Who we are Contact us If you have any questions or comments about our site please do get in touch we d love to hear from you Get in touch now Just 6 Minutes Did you know Just 6 Minutes reading can reduce your stress levels significantly Read more Browse our books Science Fiction Biography Non Fiction Crime Romantic Short stories Poetry more View the authors A Z See our latest additions We Recommend Fairfield Girls By Anne McGarry Meet our writers The North West contains a wonderful pot of writing talent who love to engage with groups young and old to spread their love of writing See our directory Are you a writer If you re interested in being included in our directory of writers simply complete our profile form Add your profile Out and about From

    Original URL path: http://www.time-to-read.co.uk/news-blog/notthebooker?page=1&pz=10&tag=0&m=0&y=0&a=0 (2016-02-15)
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