Appeal to join word festival

An event at Chorley Library as part of last year's What's Your Story, Chorley?
An event at Chorley Library as part of last year's What's Your Story, Chorley?

A final call has been made for authors, storytellers, poets and songwriters to take part in a popular word festival in Chorley.

What’s Your Story, Chorley? returns to the town centre next month and contributors can still get involved.

Organisers from the Creative Network and Chorley Council hope to build on the success of previous events to make it the best yet with even more venues taking part.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy council leader, said: “The popularity of this event just grows each year, as a result we’ve had lots of contributors come forward already. But now we’ve even more venues taking part, we need even more to get involved.

“It is a great family fun event in a format similar to our hugely popular Chorley Live event with different contributors performing on the hour every hour at different venues across the town centre.

“This kind of thing attracts people into the town centre and entertains shoppers and visitors alike, and it also gives local wordsmiths the chance to showcase their work.”

The festival will be held from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, April 23.

Activities will include writing workshops, storytelling, poetry readings and musical performances.

Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network, said: “We’re really excited by the response we’ve had from venues across the town including some new ones this year. We’ve also had over 30 contributors keen to take part, but we do need more, so we’d love to hear from you if you’ve a story to tell or a poem to share.”

To get involved, contact Nigel at info@thecreativenetwork.org.uk or 07883 181978, or Chorley Council at contact@chorley.gov.uk or 01257 515151.