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Friday, 23 January 2009

Blam! Returns to Leicester

After a series of popular and well attended comics events last year (see report), Leicester Libraries have announced another Blam! event, this time with top comics expert Paul Gravett.

Titled "More Than Words Can Say: What are comic books doing in your local library?" the event takes place at 7.00pm on Tuesday 17th February at the Central Lending Library in Belvoir Street.

Join Paul, author of Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life and director of the Comica Festival in London, as he offers a guide to the pleasures of reading pictures with words.

The event is free - no need to book.

Leicester Libraries is introducing an exciting new stock of graphic novels appropriate for all ages this February.

More info about Blam! Events in Leicester Libraries

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