A new anthology of short stories with a connection to Lancashire is set to be launched with five exciting free events across the region.
Lancashire County Council commissioned 17 talented, professional authors to write ‘Lancashire Stories’, which delves into the area’s people, places, heritage and mythology.
A total of 12,000 copies of Lancashire Stories, printed with help from UCLan Publishing, will be given away for free at our libraries, museums and archives – with an exclusive eBook version being available on BorrowBox, with five additional stories – after Lancashire Day (November 27).
Starting from Tuesday, November 29, we will be launching Lancashire Stories with a series of free events in Preston, Lancaster, Burnley, Blackburn and Blackpool. At each event, there will be at least three of the participating authors present to talk about the project and read from their story.
These will be held, all at 7pm:
- Preston Launch (Lancashire Archives) on Tuesday, November 29
- Lancaster Launch (Lancaster Castle) on Wednesday, November 30
- Blackburn Launch (Blackburn Library) on Thursday, December 1
- Blackpool Launch (Blackpool Library) on Tuesday, December 6
- Burnley Launch (Burnley Library) on Wednesday, December 7
Councillor Peter Buckley, Cabinet member for community and cultural services said: “This collection of stories is a wonderful way to celebrate Lancashire.
“They have been created by an exceptional group of talented authors and there is something for everyone.
“There are stories that bring to life past generations and stories set in the future which relate to the places we recognise today. What a great way to spend an afternoon, immersed in a free book.”
Tickets for these events are available free of charge from Eventbrite.
There’s also more information available on our webpage: