Waltham Library Talks

Issued: 25th September 2019

THIS October, the first of several monthly talks begin with local author Joy Wood presenting ‘From Bedpan to Pen’, a light-hearted look at how she made the transition from nurse to fictional writer.

Joy has always loved the many facets of the English language. Her journey to becoming a published author included writing witty poems about colleagues when she was a nurse, writing slogans for consumer magazines and winning a short romantic story competition run by a clothing catalogue. These gave Joy the courage to try her hand at writing a novel and her debut novel ‘For the Love of Emily’ was published in 2015.  

The full programme of Library talks will run until April 2020 and span a variety of topics:

  • 11th October 2019, Joy Wood - From Bedpan to Pen – limited places available, book early to avoid disappointment
  • 8th November 2019, Mark Richmond - From Grimsby to Chile: a forgotten emigration of Grimsby fishermen in 1902, 
  • 10th January 2020, Louise Bowen - The Museum Collection Revealed, 
  • 14th February 2020, Loretta Rivett -  The Language of Flowers,
  • 13th March 2020, Derek O’Connell - Ruhleben, 
  • 17th April 2020, Paul Hare - Early Aviation in Grimsby and the surrounding area.

    Jennie Cartwright, Development Officer, Lincs Inspire Libraries said:

    “Monthly talks on Friday afternoons at Waltham Library have proved popular in the past so we are delighted to be able to offer this new series of talks. We hope there is something for everyone, offering the chance to learn more about local people and our local history.”

    All talks will be taking place from 2:30pm in the Meeting Room at Waltham Library and cost £3.50 per person. Places are limited, so advanced booking is advised by calling the Library on (01472) 323656 or emailing jennie.cartwright@lincsinspire.com.