A series of events is being organised by libraries in Cumbria this May to celebrate local history month. Local history is what Handstand is all about so I am delighted we have been invited to take part.
Kerry Darbishire is giving a talk about Kay’s Ark in Kirkby Lonsdale Library on 8th May, Barrow Library on 16th May and Ambleside Library on 25th May. Each event starts at 2pm so do go along, if you can, to hear Kerry talk about how she approached writing a memoir about her mother’s extraordinary life. If you are looking for inspiration to start writing your own memoir I think you will find Kerry’s account of the process of research and writing very helpful.
Two more Handstand authors will be joining Kerry in Barrow on 16th May: Sarah Holmes, who wrote The Paradise of Furness – The Story of Conishead Priory and Its People, and June Whitehead, author of Lost Children – The Ulverston Workhouse in the 19th Century. Both books have contributed enormously to local history knowledge in Furness. Sarah and June will be in Barrow to talk about their writing and with books to sell.