Tuesday, September 04, 2018
A pioneer, author, counsellor and life coach who recently launched her sixth novel will visit Clayton Green Library this month.
Vera Waters will be at the library for a special free event to talk about her life and her latest novel, Another Cup – An Anthology of Encounters, on Wednesday 19 September.
From 1pm Vera will be talking about her pioneering work, speaking with visitors to the event and signing copies of her book.
It is free to attend the event, but tickets are limited and must be booked in advance.
Another Cup – An Anthology of Encounters describes many of Vera's experiences of everyday situations.
County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "This promises to be a really interesting event. Vera has received much acclaim in many areas of her life and it will be fascinating to hear directly from such a pioneer.
"Vera describes her latest book as being more biographical than her previous titles, exploring a little more of her early life in Manchester. I'm sure that she will have a lot of humorous stories to tell."
Vera lives in Chorley. She worked in education and pioneered change in the 1960s for teenage offenders to receive better treatment. Vera became the first voluntary service coordinator in the health service before focussing on counselling police forces nationally. Advising Greater Manchester and Lancashire police, Vera then became the first counsellor ever retained to advise the constabulary from the private sector. She was involved in speaking to officers as they coped with the emotional aftermath of major incidents, including the Manchester Airport disaster of 1985.
Her work with the police earned Vera a research grant award from the Home Office department of science and technology, and a special commendation. Vera then turned her attention to writing, and her first book was published in 1990.
Tickets for the event can be booked by calling in at the library on Library Road. For more information about the event, email email@example.com, or phone 0300 123 6703.
Anyone who lives in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions.
For more information, go to www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries
Alternatively call 0300 123 6703.