Rising crime writer to visit Helensburgh

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Published Date: 

17 Nov 2015 - 12:10

Helensburgh Library is holding an author event to celebrate this year's Book Week Scotland.

The event, which takes place from 23rd until 29th November, is a national celebration of books and reading that brings hundreds of free events to a variety of venues across the country.

The theme for Book Week Scotland 2015 is transformation. Throughout the week the nation will be celebrating the powerful and positive impact that books can have on people’s lives.

Helensburgh Library will be welcoming a relatively new voice in the crime fiction genre.

On Friday 27th November, Mason Cross will be giving a talk about his life and his Carter Blake thrillers. The event starts at 7pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential. This is a great opportunity to go along and meet a rising star in the world of crime noir.

Argyll and Bute Council's Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie said, "Scotland is a nation of readers and here in Argyll and Bute we are delighted to be taking part in this year's Book Week Scotland.

"The benefits of reading cannot be underestimated. Not only does it help broaden the mind and increase vocabulary, it also helps to relieve stress and create greater tranquillity. It is very encouraging to see our local libraries playing a part in this and I would encourage as many people as possible to go along and show their support for what will be a very worthwhile and interesting event."

To find out more about this event or to book a place please visit www.bookweekscotland.com or contact library staff on 01436 658833 or email helensburghlibrary@argyll-bute.gov.uk