Hanging Books Plymouth International Book Festival

Tom Palmer and Plymouth Albion RFC

To celebrate the Rugby World Cup, Plymouth City Council's Library Service to Schools has invited year 5 and 6 classes to a special event with an award-winning children's author, Tom Palmer.
Venue: Plymouth Albion RFC
Date/Time: Wednesday 14 October, 10:00-11:30

Starlight - Mayflower 400 Anthology of Writing Launch

Winning entries from Plymouth school children will be acknowledged at this event. There will be prizes for all published authors presented by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Dr John Mahony.
Venue: Guildhall, Plymouth, by invitation
Date/Time: Thursday 15 October, 16:30

Abie Longstaff

Meet the author of the fabulous Fairytale Hairdresser series. With storytelling and makeover and hairstyling. Suitable for children aged four and above. The event is free but booking is essential.
Venue: Central Children's Library, Drakes Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AL
Date/Time: Saturday 17 October, 10:00-11:30

Claire Barker 

Meet Claire Barker, author of Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog. Listen to your story and get your books signed! Suitable for children aged eight and above. The event is free but booking is essential.
Venue: Central Children's Library, Drakes Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AL 
Date/Time: Saturday 17 October, 11:30-13:30

Flash Fiction Slam

Following a prompt, writers will have 30 minutes to construct a story. The winning entry gets published in the Plymouth Herald. 
Venue: Plymouth Athenaeum
Date/Time: Monday 19 October, 19:00-21:30

Peter James with Haydn Kelly 

Bestselling crime author Peter James talks about his work, which features University graduate and forensic gait analyst Haydn Kelly.
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
Time/date: Tuesday 20 October 2015, 18:00-20:00

Book Binding workshop 2015 with professional book binder, Tom O’Reilly

You'll learn sewing and binding skills including Coptic, Japanese and traditional case binding, and will produce artworks to take home.
Venue: Plymouth College of Art 
Date/Time: Wednesday 21 October, 09:00-13:00

Book Illustration workshop with professional book illustrator, Caroline Pedler 

Children's book illustrator Caroline Pedler will guide you through creating your own illustrated concertina of a well-known children's story.
Venue: Plymouth College of Art
Date/Time: Wednesday 21 October, 09:00-13:00

The Word/Black Books

An evening of poetry and storytelling, featuring some of Plymouth's finest writers. 
Venue: China House 
Date/Time: Wednesday 21 October, 19:30 doors open and start time 20:00-23:00
More details: £3 on the door

The Stories of the Vikings 

Come to Flameworks for Viking storytelling and have a go at metalwork and ceramics with our reenactors and archaeologist. 
Venue: Flameworks Creative Arts Facility, 7 Richmond Walk, Devonport, PL1 4LL 
Date/Time: Friday 23 October, 17:00
More details: Free Admission


Bringing together artists, collectives and book works to make friends, buy books, share work, share knowledge, learn something new.
Venue: Karst
Date/Time: Saturday 24 October, 12:00

CrossCountry Writers Open Mic 

Plymouth's busiest open mic event invites writers of poetry and prose to share their work in front of an audience.
Venue: Plymouth Athenaeum
Date/Time: Saturday 24 October, 19:30-22:00
More details: £2 on the door