A NEW project aimed at strengthening relationships between libraries and publishers in the north west comes to Northwich in April.

The Arts Council-backed 'New Words' project will see new book collections of titles from five of the region’s independent publishing houses housed in the region's libraries.

The project has been organised by Time to Read, a partnership of 22 public library authorities encouraging reading, run by Manchester City Council.

Working with publishers, 10 books have been bought for each library authority, ranging from poetry and biography to fiction novels.

  • Protest: Stories of Resistance edited by Ra Page
  • Letters Home by Martyn Bedford
  • Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy
  • Please Read This Leaflet Carefully by Karen Harvelin
  • Anne Bronte Reimagined by Adelle Hay
  • Incandescent by Anna Levin
  • Many Red Fish by Steve Spence
  • Riverrun by Alan Baker
  • Now We Can Talk Openly About Men by Martina Evans
  • Girl by Rebecca Goss

Liverpool-based Dead Ink Publishing will bring a workshop to Northwich Library in Witton Street on Thursday, April 2, looking at how independent publishers work and best practice for writers on marketing themselves.

Spaces are limited, available to book via Ticketsource or by calling 01606 275646