AUTHOR Gervase Phinn will speak at a bookshop's charity fundraising night.
The Orchard Bookshop at Denby Dale is hoping to make £12,000 for the Lamplighters, which helps disadvantage children.
Phinn, who has just completed a sellout theatre tour of the UK, is giving his fee and expenses to the cause.
He will talk about his time as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales.
About 160 tickets have been sold by word of mouth for the event, which being held at Scissett Middle School at 7pm next Saturday.
Organisers are hoping more people will come along to make the night an even bigger success.
Judith Dyson, from the bookshop, said: "Gervase visited us in the summer, when it was the shop's 10th anniversary.
"He was given such a warm welcome by our customers that he expressed a desire to come back at Christmas.
"We thought this would be an ideal opportunity to raise extra funds for our chosen charity."
Tickets are £10 (including refreshments) and are available from the Orchard Bookshop on 01484 866413.