Weaver Words, Frodsham’s successful literature festival, will be back on stage again  this September with a one day fundraising spectacular in preparation for  an exciting five day festival in April  2014.

Two of the most popular events from the  town’s first literature festival in September  2012 are being reprised on Saturday, September 28 at  Frodsham Community Centre to raise funds for the  main festival which will run Wednesday, April 28 to  Sunday, April 6 2014.

A giant book exchange and coffee morning  will get the day off to a literary start from  11am -1pm. Former Cheshire poet laureate  Andrew Rudd will again be hosting an entertaining mix of poetry and music with  Word Weavers 2, featuring the stunning violinist Daniel Axworthy and guest poets. His event  starts at 8pm and tickets are £8.

In the afternoon, Professor Sue Zlosnik  follows in the footsteps of author Daphne du  Maurier, with an afternoon tea and a new  talk Daphne du Maurier’s Cornwall, starting at 3pm.

Professor Sue Zlosnik will speak at Weaver Words fundraiser
Professor Sue Zlosnik will speak at Weaver Words fundraiser
 

Last year a similar event sold out within  days but for those who did manage to get a  ticket, there’s still much to discover about  the life and work of this famous writer.  Tickets cost £10, including afternoon tea.

Sue, who lives in Frodsham and is professor of gothic literature at Manchester  Metropolitan University, has now taken  over as chair of the Weaver Words committee from Sue Thomson who continues as  a member.

Prof Zlosnik said: “The response to last  year’s first festival was tremendous. More  than 1,300 people attended events and over  300 school children entered the creative  writing competition. The feedback was  fantastic and everyone said they were keen  for it to become a regular event.

“It took a superhuman amount effort from  lots of volunteers to stage a 12 day festival  last September so we have decided that in  future we will make the main Weaver  Words Festival a biennial celebration and  aim to concentrate more events into a  shorter period.

“At the moment we are in discussion with  a number of high profile figures from the  literary world, so watch this space for more  details of talks and workshops to be included in the April 2014 festival.”

Booking for the two ticketed events on  Saturday, September 28 2013 opens on August 1 2013. Tickets will be available from  Frodsham Community Centre, Dandelion  Gifts or online at the Weaver Words website,  www.weaverwords.org.uk.

The Weaver Words Committee is very  keen to recruit new members to help with  running the 2014 festival. If you would like  to volunteer, please get in touch with the  festival project manager, Lynn Pegler by  emailing pm@weaverwords.org.uk.