TEENAGE author and ‘vlogger’ Lucy Powrie has been enlisted by the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth.

She has been chosen for the new role of Brontë Society Young Ambassador and during 2018 she will present an online Brontë book club on YouTube.

As a vlogger Lucy presents a regular video blog via her YouTube channel, lucythereader.

She said: “I'm so excited to be working with the Brontë Parsonage Museum on the Brontë Book Club for Emily’s bicentenary celebrations.

“Hopefully it will encourage lots of young people to read the books for the first time, and fall in love with them just as I have."

Lucy will join actress Lily Cole, folk group The Unthanks, poet Patience Agbabi and artist Kate Whiteford in headlining the Brontë Society’s celebrations of ‘Emily’s Year’.

The 12-month programme of special activities follows years devoted to the 200th anniversaries of the births of Emily’s siblings Charlotte and Branwell.

Visit bronte.org.uk or 01535 642323 for further details of events at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.