Scarborough Flare – Local literature festival

In partnership with the Books by the Beach festival, Scarborough Flare are putting on a local literature festival celebrating the work of local writers.

The first of the events takes place on Friday April 10 where people are able to bring along their own poetry, prose, acoustic music or anything you like, including magic tricks.

Those wanting to showcase their pieces of work are advised to arrive early in order to add their name to the list of performers.

The evening, starting at 7.30pm until 9.30pm, will feature special guests including Gingernut & Tripod, Ele Lawler and Writers on the Loose.

Being held at The Gallery at Woodend in the Crescent, admission is £2 per head and people are welcome to bring their own drinks but soft beverages are available to purchase.

On Saturday April 11 in the Lupin Cafe on Ramshill Road, Scarborough Flare will continue its weekend.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm, there will be a dramatised presentation by Kate Evans and friends who are welcoming people to come along and follow clues to discover what makes up a modern crime novel.

Poisoned Pen is a witty and insightful analysis of one of the most popular, flexible and enduring genres in literature.

This event includes dramatised readings from notable crime novels of the last 150 years and a quiz with a prize.

Admission is free but anyone who will be attending are being asked to buy a drink and maybe one of the cafes snacks or cakes.

Scarborough Flare will continue on April 16 and 18 plus an extra day on May 4.

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