Oxfam hosts book festival

MHRA-27-06-11 Book Week Jun7'Oxfarm staff , From the left, Sue Pasternak ( Book Sales), Shannon Swift,Deborah Hill and Earl Evans promoting  Literature festival.
MHRA-27-06-11 Book Week Jun7'Oxfarm staff , From the left, Sue Pasternak ( Book Sales), Shannon Swift,Deborah Hill and Earl Evans promoting Literature festival.

OXFAM is hosting a two-week celebration of literature which will see Rugby’s store visited by two prominent authors.

The charity’s Bookfest runs from Saturday for two weeks and will be raising money to eliminate child poverty. The Regent Street store is asking for second hand books which will help pay for teachers and libraries in developing countries.

Guest speakers at the event include prize winning author Tim Pears, author of Land of Plenty, which was turned into a BBC series. Mr pears will be visiting on Thursday July 7 at 7pm to field questions on his work. On July 14 there will be a creative writing workshop with Cathy Whittaker, poet laureate for Warwick during 2008/09, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.

Vijay. Adhyaru, of Oxfam Rugby, said: “Tim is in demand as a speaker at literary festivals around the country, so we are especially lucky to host him at Rugby Oxfam for Bookfest. The Creative Writing Workshop at the Oxfam shop. This will be run by two published poetry and prose writers, so come out and try your hand at writing, find your hidden talents.

Other events at the shop include a silent auction at the shop and a sale of old and collectable books, including Ladybird books and some signed first editions.

You can donate your books directly to your local Oxfam store, on Regent St, Rugby, between the hours of 9 to 4pm Monday to Saturday, or if you have transport difficulties, the shop can arrange to collect your books.