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New reader in residence at Brierley Hill library

Author Alison Jean Lester is running a host of reading groups and activities for all ages throughout March.

In March Alison will be talking about her father's writing from his time as a psychologist on the first American Mount Everest expedition in 1963. His memoirs also cover his return to the region 35 years later to find the Sherpa climbers who made his ascent possible. ‘Returned to the scene of the climb’ runs from 6pm to 7pm on Monday 11 March.

Alison will be continuing the adult book groups with a reading and presentation from ‘Glide’ her own novel set in Massachusetts. It features Leo Coffin who is making a birthday cake for his wife who is away in Norway when a stranger comes to the door claiming to be her half-brother. What is he to do? This session runs from 1pm to 2pm on Monday 11 March.

Alison is also hosting a series of reading sessions for young readers and their families. Children can choose any book to read out loud and every child who takes part will receive a prize. The next session runs on Monday 11 March from 3pm to 4pm.

Councillor Ian Bevan, cabinet member responsible for libraries, said:

“Since the library re-opened after its refurbishment we’ve focussed on delivering even more activities for local people and we’re delighted to welcome Alison as our reader (and writer!) in residence and I hope people make the most of these free activities.

Stephanie Rhoden, Dudley partnership manager at GLL, said:

“We’re really lucky to have Alison who is such a talented author with experience of running community sessions.

“These free sessions are open to all ages, and whether you’re a writer, a reader or just interested in listening to a good story, we have something for you with our new Reader in Residence programme.”

Call 01384 812784 for details or check the Dudley libraries facebook page for details.

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