A SCHOOL library became a living library thanks to a host of visiting authors, poets and playwrights.

Eight writers talked to 60 year 7 pupils in the library at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College for the event last month.

The students spoke to the visitors in groups of four for ten minutes and then moved on in a speed dating style.

They were given an insight into the writers' lives and work and offered advice about their own creative writing.

At the event were the College's reading patron, Karen King, Polly Stretton, Ann Evans, Rod Griffiths, Kevin Brooke, Chas Eden, Mark Billen and Nick Halligan.

Mr Brooke, an author, said: “As per my previous visits, the young people were great and we are always made to feel so welcome, which is much appreciated."

The event was organised by Linda Bromyard, the college's librarian, who thanked the authors for their time.

They were at the school on Monday, May 16 as part of National Share a Story month.