Agatha Christie expert to give talk in Thurles Library

World renowned Agatha Christie expert Dr John Curran will present an illustrated talk on the life, work and influence of Christie at 3pm in Thurles Library on Saturday, October 11th as part of the Tipperary Reads Festival.

World renowned Agatha Christie expert Dr John Curran will present an illustrated talk on the life, work and influence of Christie at 3pm in Thurles Library on Saturday, October 11th as part of the Tipperary Reads Festival.

John has had exclusive access to all of Agatha’s notes and notebooks in her home Greenway House and he will share some fascinating facts about the ‘Queen of Crime’.

Lorraine Treacy, festival organiser, said: “this is sure to be a hugely entertaining afternoon for fans of Christie both young and old. Why not come along and see how much you really know about this fascinating writer”.

For more information log on to www.tipperarylibraries.ie, call into your local library or phone 0504 29720. This is a free event and refreshments will be served.

A reminder to all you writers in our community that the closing date for the Premier Short Stories writing competition is approaching on November 1st.

There is no set subject for the story so you can let your imagination be your guide. The story must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words and must be the original work of the author. This competition is open to adults and also to second level students from transition year up.

There is one prize of €200 with the winner being announced during Sophie Hannah’s visit to Tipperary Libraries in November.

Further details of the competition can be found at www.tipperarylibraries.ie or by phoning 0504 29720. This competition is kindly supported by Tipperary Arts Office.