Local book festival events

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BOTH Filey and Hunmanby libraries will be involved in this year’s Scarborough Literature Festival as they stage their own events in the run-up to the main festival.

Former policeman and best-selling Yorkshire author Mike Pannett will be appearing at Filey Library on Wednesday, April 13.

An Evening with Mike Pannett starts at 7pm and tickets, at £2.50 including refreshments, are available from the library or by calling 0845 0349513.

Promoters describe Pannett’s books as blending humour with real-life action, adding: “His endearing and revealing portrait of life as a rural bobby has won him fans across the world.”

In Hunmanby, professional poet and performer Craig Bradley will be hosting a stimulating session for children, starting at 2pm on the same day.

Bradley is described as innovative and lively, combining elements comedy and music. Tickets cost £1 and can be booked by calling the library on 0845 0349514.

The Scarborough Literature Festival, which is in its fifth year, runs from Thursday, April 14 until Sunday, April 17, and features the likes of Margaret Drabble, Sarah Waters, Jackie Kay, Michael Holroyd and Jodi Picoult. For more information, visit the website scarboroughliteraturefestival.co.uk