We are coming up to the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth and we couldn’t let that go by without doing something to celebrate. Charlottes birthday on the 21st April kick starts five years of celebrations by the Bronte Society that also celebrates the 200th anniversary of the births of Patrick, Anne and Emily. Charlotte’s best known novel is Jane Eyre, of course adapted many times for both TV and film. Her other novels are The Professor, Villette and Shirley. I love Jane Eyre but have to admit that I haven’t read any of the others – I shall try and rectify that in this anniversary year. All of the books can be borrowed from the library.
Please come along to one or both of our events:-
Write like the Brontes in an afternoon -Create your own miniature Books
Friday 15 April, 1.30 – 3.30pm, Central Library, Art Library, First Floor.
The Brontë sisters wrote amazingly tiny books all about a secret imaginary world. To celebrate the Brontë bicentenary, award-winning writer Char March will run this fun and fast-paced writing workshop. She’ll show you why the Brontë sisters wrote their tiny books in miniature writing, and will give you masses of inspiration for writing your very own little book of secrets which you can take away.
Adults, and children (age 9 and up), are welcome – come on, you’re all dying to write in really, really tiny writing!
The Brontes with Juliet Barker
Monday 18th April, 5.45 – 6.45pm, Leeds Central Library, Third Floor Meeting Room
Juliet will be talking to us about her book about the sisters, originally published in 2010, that provided startling new information about the Bronte family, as well as her new title, ‘The Brontes, a life in Letters’.
To book a place at either event visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents