Libraries host author events

April is a busy time in North Somerset libraries with two author visits and two creative writing workshops.

Award-winning author and Royal Literary Fund Fellow Babs Horton will be at The Campus in Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare on Saturdays 9 and 23 April for creative writing workshops.

Babs regularly runs exciting creative writing courses for all levels of writers, from beginners to those who are more experienced. Her workshop at The Campus in November proved popular and these two extra dates are for anyone who wants to improve their writing.

The workshops cost £7.50 each and tickets can be booked by contacting The Campus on 01934 427 427.

Author Ben Kane trained as a vet before he started writing. He found his love of Roman history to be the perfect vehicle for novel writing and has written several books based on the history of Ancient Rome. His latest, Hunting the Eagles, is the story of the search for three Roman eagles lost when their legions were wiped out in the forests of Germania in 9AD.

Ben will be at Yatton Library on Tuesday 12 April at 7.30pm to talk about his writing and his latest book. Copies of his books will be available to buy. This is a free event and tickets are available from the Eventbrite website – (search for “Ben Kane Yatton”).

Saturday 23 April is World Book Night and library staff will be out along the seafront at Weston giving away books to people who don’t usually read or don’t have many books at home. In addition, author Amanda Prowse will be giving a talk at The Bay Café on the seafront.

Amanda has always written short stories. She began writing full time at the age of 40, producing her first novel, Poppy Day, the story of an army wife whose incredible love for her husband gives her the courage to rescue him from hostages in Afghanistan. This was followed by the number one bestseller What Have I Done?

Tickets for Amanda’s talk are free on (search for “Amanda Prowse World”).