The group listens to the opening story Photo: Ray Duff

By Ray Duff – A new event series called ‘Library Tales’ was launched on Sunday afternoon at the Folkestone Bookshop in Tontine Street, where local writers and readers shared their stories and experiences of public libraries.

The event was organised by ‘Write by the Sea’, a group of writers who meet regularly to support each other and promote creative writing in the area.

The group had invited members and others to write about the value of public libraries, especially the Folkestone Library on Grace Hill, which has been closed since last year due to water damage.

 Group member Brian Croucher reads his work Photo: Ray Duff

Over fifteen people attended the inaugural event, which featured readings of short works in various genres, all with links to libraries and the activities that can happen within them. Some of the stories included ghost stories, historical fiction, science fiction, and modern fiction.

The organisers said they were delighted with the turnout and the quality of the stories, and they hoped to make the event monthly.

The next ‘Library Tales’ event is scheduled for September, and anyone who is interested in participating or attending can contact ‘Write by the Sea’ via their website or Facebook page.

Further info and to get involved:-

Save Folkestone Library   https://www.facebook.com/groups/savefolkestonelibrary/

Write by the Sea (Folkestone Writers group) https://www.facebook.com/FolkestoneWritersGroup/

By Ed

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