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Halloween Poetry – some scary verse

halloweenPic2The American Poetry Foundation, regular sources of inspiration for our library, has a great collection of poetry for Halloween assembeld here.

A range of styles, poets, cultural backgrounds and historical references – from Louise Gluck to Edgar Allan Poe and Christina Rosetti.

Could you read out aloud poetry about Goblin Markets or the Song of Witches, then take a quick click trip to this page at the Foundation and see some great Halloween poems, courtesy of Becca Klaver.

Happy Halloween, happy reading…

Kings Lynn Poetry Festival

poetryPic55This year’s Kings Lynn Poetry Festival will soon be upon us.

At the Town Hall in Kings Lynn on 23rd to 25th September – this year’s programme includes some stellar poets.

Matthew Sweeney, Wendy Cope, Elaine Feinstein and Alan Brownjohn amongst many others.

You can see potted biographies and details of the poets on the Kings Lynn Poetry Festival web pages.

You can buy advance tickets from the contact here – or purchase on the door. You can see the programme details and venue times on the festival website.

Why not get poetical next weekend?

A Fiction Festival nearby

kingsLynnPicKings Lynn is holding it’s annual Fiction Festival from 11th to 13th March 2011.

Writers you can see at this years festival include…

DJ Taylor, Rachel Hore, Sophie Hannah, Scarlett Thomas, Robert Edric, Paul Bailey, Lindsay Clarke, Christopher Bigsby, Robert Radcliffe and Roger Garfitt.

You can find short biographies of the writers here on the Festival web pages.

Over the festival weekend you can browse the bookstalls and talk to the authors about their work, as well as get your books signed too.

You can find details of tickets and booking for the festival here.

Sam’s Selection – featured author this month

The writer and photographer Ifeoma OnyefuluIfeoma Onyefulu is a children’s author, photographer and writer from Nigeria.

Currently living in London, Ifeoma travels widely, particularly in Africa, to get ideas and stimulation for the writing of her books.

Using her photographic skills, Ifeoma creates wonderfully illustrated stories for children, which echo the landscapes and cultures that she has travelled through.

Ifeoma travels with her children and her camera.  Her photo-stories shine a light on the people she meets and offer us the reader, a great insight into other cultures, countries and people.

You can read more about Ifeoma’s work on her web page…

Ifeoma has recently completed a lengthy trip to Timbuktu and has a blog about her experiences of travel, writing and her photography. You can read her blog here...


Welcome to our Library Blog

Getting the most from books as a family

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library…

Jorge Luis Borge – Argentine writer, poet and essayist.


These are the new web pages for the Community Library at Marham designed to stimulate your interest in good writing and to help the imaginations of the younger members of our community to grow.

Whether you like new fiction, old favourites or your children are passionate about great stories, meeting authors or finding new picture books – we will feature them all here on our pages.

We will have our regular features too. Sam’s Selection – what’s interesting at the moment in our library. Our featured author post, as well as news of library events around and about in the County.

Of course, we won’t forget parent and carer reading and intend to feature some great web links to help you and your family become a ‘reading family’ too.

We are moving some of our furniture and books to make for a more accessible space in the library. Watch these pages for news of new projects and events around books and family reading.

See you in the library…