For the first time a fringe event is running parallel to the Scarborough Literature Festival and it kicks of at the library at the weekend.
The events are spread near and far round Scarborough and neighbouring towns and villages. All are free.
Artist and photographer Helen Birmingham presents the first event in the library in Vernon on Saturday from 10.30am.
The Scarborough-based artist will display her art work and poetry selections and will be on hand to answer questions.
Following a break, Helen will be presenting her talk on the subject Time A Tide. This will include a video showing of her work.
Writer Felicity Davis presents Guard a Silver Sixpence: Her Yorkshire Family’s Secret at Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library, Ayton, on Wednesday April 10 at 6.30pm.
A story-writing event is being hosted by Kate Evans in the festival bookshop at the library throughout the event, from Thursday April 11 to Sunday April 14.
Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre hosts a poetry and literature of the sea event, from Aprill 11 to 14, daily from 11am to 4pm. Beware Writers on the Loose is a presentation of readings by university graduates at Wooden Creative Workspace on April 11 at 10.30am.
Designer Jamie McGarry talks book covers at the library at 11.30am. Beach Hut Theatre Company presents The Flood there on April 12 from 1pm.