Poet Lynn launches new collection

Lynn Gerrard (left) with Sue Williamson, head of library services for St Helens Council
Lynn Gerrard (left) with Sue Williamson, head of library services for St Helens Council
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A St Helens poet has launched a new literary offering at the town’s central library.

As part of the new Cultural Hubs – Arts in Libraries programme, local poet, Lynn Gerrard, returned to St Helens Central Library on World Book Day to launch her new book Musings and Mischief.

Packed with her trademark mixture of black and comedic poems and stories, the evening was a great success, as Lynn and her creation the The Grumbling Gargoyle, treated fans of poetry and dark humour to readings from her new book.

Sue Williamson, head of library services for St Helens Council, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome such a talented poet like Lynn back to Central Library on World Book Day, which was a great occasion for not only celebrating our love for literature, but also recognising the local talent we have here in St Helens.”

Cultural Hubs is an Arts Council England funded programme of work which allows the council to boost St Helens’ network of 13 libraries with performances, plays, gigs, workshops, courses, events and exhibitions.

This fifth programme sees the team again working with local people to choose what they want to see in the borough’s libraries as well as focussing on working with local artists to exhibit their work.