Enjoy an ‘Evening With’ to celebrate Sefton’s Borough of Culture year
The Reader invites you to spend an evening delving into the works of some special guest authors as we celebrate Sefton’s year as the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture.
Thursday 18 February, 6pm
Joanne Harris’ short stories are firm favourites with Shared Reading groups. Shehas published novels, short stories, screenplays, libretti, game scripts, two cookerybooks and a musical, and she sings with The Storytime Band. Her many works include Chocolat which was made into an Oscar-nominated film. She will be joining us live to read and talk about the latest in a series of short novels which re-imagine folk stories.
Thursday 11 March, 6pm
Kei Miller is a Jamaican poet, novelist, short story writer and essayist, with four collections of poems published. His wonderful readings bring out the musical quality of his poems. He will be joining us live to read and talk about poems from his last two books, which looks at how places exist as much in the imagination as in their landscapes, and in nearby bushes which continues his evocations of contemporary Jamaica.
Thursday 25 March, 6pm
Max Porter’s two books are genuinely difficult to categorise. Are they novels? Are they poems? Does it matter? The vibrancy and energy of his writing speaks for itself. He will be joining us to read and talk about Lanny, a book set in a modern English village. It’s part mystery, part myth, part environmental polemic. Max loves being asked questions so come along prepared to really go for it!
Hosted on Zoom, join us for an hour-long Shared Reading followed by live readingfrom the author and questions from the audience.
Tickets £2 per person
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