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The very first Liverpool Literary Festival took place over the weekend, with a busy schedule filling auditoriums at three venues across the city.
Opening the Festival on the Friday night was award-winning author, Ali Smith with a passionate appeal around the value of public libraries. Here she is checking out the rest of the programme with University of Liverpool Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer (left) and University of Liverpool Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact, Professor Dinah Birch (right)
The University’s iconic Victoria Gallery and Museum was the central hub for activities, with the historic Leggate Theatre hosting many of the events, including Ali Smith’s opening address.
Brooklyn author, Colm Tóibín is joined by Ireland’s Ambassador to London, Daniel Mulhall, ahead of the writer’s event in the magnificent St George’s Hall
St George’s Hall Concert Room provided a suitably grand backdrop to author, whose work, Brooklyn was turned into an Oscar-nominated film having picked up the Costa Book of the Year in 2009.
In Liverpool Central Library, children’s author Alastair Watson entertained a family audience with The Dinosaur that Pooped show. It was one of a number of free events at the Festival aimed at encouraging and involving younger readers.
Completing a stellar line up, Frank Cottrell Boyce took the final VG&M audience through David Bowie’s Reading list on Sunday night
Catch up on all the #LivLitFest discussions airing on social media, by checking out our Storify here > http://bit.ly/2f94Siv
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