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An autumn of events at Chichester Library

As the nights begin to draw in and your creative motivation starts to wane, why not reach for some inspiration from your local library this autumn? In September and October, Chichester Library has myriad events on their calendar for those interested in everything from crime writing and poetry to South Downs art and cookery. Here’s a snapshot of upcoming events at Chichester Library:


  • Mystery People Crime Evening – Tuesday 11th September 7.30pm
  • A Celebration of Poetry – Thursday 4th October 7.30pm
  • An Evening with Catherine Amey – Tuesday 9th October
  • A Picture of the Southdowns – Friday 19th October 7.30pm
  • ‘Relish’ An evening with Prue Lieth – Tuesday 30th October 7.30pm


Here are a few more details on each event:

Mystery People Crime Evening

The Mystery People invite you to a special evening where 4 crime and mystery writers – Joan Moules, Eileen Robertson, Charlie Cochrane and Nicola Slade – will discuss crime fiction and their books with Carol Westron.

Joan Moules has been writing for over 20 years; her first book was published in 1979 and since then she has had over 20 books published. Eileen Robertson’s first novel, Miss McGuire is Missing, was published in 2010 and is described as “cosy crime”. She will launch a new novel later this year. Charlie Cochrane is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and International Thriller Writers Inc, and her favourite genre is gay fiction, predominantly historical romances and mysteries. Nicola Slade writes historical novels featuring Charlotte Richmond, a young Victorian widow. More recently, she has started to write contemporary crime and mystery books. Carol Westron is a successful short story writer and a core contributor to Women’s Weekly.

Tickets for this event are £3.00 each and are available from Chichester Library.


A Celebration of Poetry

With Forward Prize nominee Stephanie Norgate. Plus open mic poetry

Why not celebrate this year’s National Poetry Day with acclaimed poet Stephanie Norgate as she launches her new collection, The Blue Den, at Chichester Library? These strongly visual and imaginative poems are the much-anticipated follow-up to her Forward Poetry Prize nominated first book, Hidden River.

Live music from guitarist Linda Kelsall-Barnett and open mic poetry will also combine to provide an exciting mix of words and music that welcomes both readers and listeners.
Tickets are £4.00 and include a glass of wine.


An Evening with Catherine Amey

Come along to Chichester Library and celebrate World Mental Health Day by finding out more about Catherine Amey’s book Psychosis Through My Eyes: A Personal and Professional Journey.

Catherine will do a short talk about her book some readings and a book-signing. Copies of her book will be available to buy at £10.00 each.

Tickets are free and tea and coffee will be provided.


A Picture of the South Downs

Local author Terry Timblick will discuss the creation of A Picture of the South Downs, a new book showing how some 40 contemporary artists have been inspired by our beautiful local area.

Copies will be on sale at a special price of £25.00 (normal price £34.99) and tickets for this event cost £3.00.



‘Relish’ An Evening with Prue Leith

Come and listen to restaurateur, caterer, TV cook, broadcaster and cookery writer Prue Leith talking about her autobiography Relish: My Life on a Plate.

Tickets: £3.00

To book tickets for any of these events please contact Chichester Library directly. Phone: 01243777351 or email:

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