Authors and poets set for Chorley’s literary festival

Chorley Library is one of the venues taking part in the festival
Chorley Library is one of the venues taking part in the festival

Excitement is building ahead of a new festival heading to Chorley.

What’s Your Story, Chorley? will be a celebration of the spoken and written word on Saturday, April 26.

Eight town centre venues will host activities for people of all ages.

The event is being run by Chorley Council and the Creative Network, the same organisations behind Chorley Live.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy council leader, said: “This event is something completely different to what we’ve done before and will help people see what fun and enjoyment can be had from reading, writing and listening.”

Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network, added: “Put simply this is a bit like Chorley Live but using words instead of live entertainment.

“We have lined up some of the best authors, poets and performers in the area so it will be worth coming along for the day.”

Sessions run from 11am to 4pm and include storytelling, tips on publishing a book, creative writing, book signings and poetry readings.

Entry will be via a wristband for a voluntary contribution of £1.

Venues include the library, Ebb And Flo book shop, the bus station and Knitty Noras.

Full details will be confirmed short and a programme will be available before the event.