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.