Date with JK Rowling artist in Lancashire

Illustrator Olivia Lomenech Gill is in Lancaster on Friday
Illustrator Olivia Lomenech Gill is in Lancaster on Friday

Lancaster Litfest launches on Friday (March 2) with a special event with Olivia Lomenech Gill, illustrator of the new coffee table edition of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Olivia will offer a behind-the-scenes insight into the creation of the book, her life and work and some truly fantastic beasts.

The event takes place at Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle, at 7pm with tickets £12/£10.

Lancaster Litfest runs from from Friday, March 2 until Sunday, March 25

The event develops writers, engages readers and audiences, and celebrates literary excellence.

The annual literature festival has been staged since 1978 and a range of other publishing, development and participatory projects are lined up for the event.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

For more information and full programme visit http://litfest.org