26 April 2014

What's Your Story, Chorley?

​This is a new event celebrating the use of words in both reading, writing and listening.
When we write stories, we can become...robots, princesses, sports stars, super heroes and crazy creatures.
​The idea of the day is that it will bring like-minded people together and give people a reason to come into Chorley town centre and learn more about the enjoyment that reading, writing and listening can bring.


It is being run by Chorley Council and the Creative Network - the organisations behind the popular Chorley Live event - and is a similar concept but involving words instead of live music.

The event would be held in a number of venues including the library, Ebb and Flo bookshop, the Town Hall, Knitty Noras, the bus station and some outdoor events (weather permitting).

It will include:
• Storytelling
• Meet the author events
• A chance to develop writing skills
• Enjoy other genres of books
• Meet other like-minded people
• Learn about writing groups in the local area

There will be activities suitable for people of all ages, interests and abilities.

Entry into all the venues will be a via a wristband – we are asking people for a voluntary contribution of £1 per wristband.


The event will run from 11am until 4pm - you can view an electronic version of the programme here - hard copies will be available in the days leading up to the event.

Amendments to the programme

Goodies Coffee Shop, off High Street, will be hosting storytelling sessions during the day.

Junior Library 12noon - now Gemma Lees - author of Ethan Elephant and Leno Lion will be talking about her book. The book is aimed at children 3-5-years-old and there will be storytelling too.

Town Hall 1 - 1pm - updated description for Victoria Trundle - If seeing your story in print is your goal, your dream, its achievable. See your own story in print,  be published before Summer.  Achieve your goal.  Live your dream.  It really is achievable.   Take control and DO IT YOURSELF.  Victoria Trundle has recently self-published two books - come and hear her story.