What are we doing on World Book Night?

The World Book Night BooksDiscover the 20 books for 2014Click here to explore

 To celebrate World Book Night on 23rd April, join us at one of these exciting events . 

Read Regional Poetry Evening. A lovely night of reading and discussion around regional poetry followed by poetry reading by Cara Brennan, one of this year’s Read Regional Poets. It’s a free event and starts at 7pm -8.30pm Chapel Allerton Library, 106 Harrogate Road. Leeds, LS7 4LZ

Tel: 0113 2476016 or email enquiry.express@leeds.gov.uk for more details.

 Or are you a Shakespeare fan? Help us celebrate his 450th birthday andWorld Book Night.

Trio Literati are coming to Headingley Library to read from the plays and sonnets. The event starts at 7pm -8.30pm at Headingley Library, North Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HG. Tel: 0113 378 1868 or email stuart.hennigan@leeds.gov.uk for more details.  This event is also free.

And we’ll be at Trinity Leeds from 4-6pm on World Book Night, so look out for us there, we’ll have some goody bags and World Book Night books to hand out.

Can you imagine? Shakespeare plays reimagined

imagesRe-imagining Shakespeare plays for the modern age is part of a new project from Hogarth, Random House publishers with novelists Anne Tyler and Jeanette Winterson already signed up to take part. Anne Tyler will be working on the interpretation of  The Taming of the Shrew  and Jeanette  Winterson will tackle The Winter’s Tale.

Launching in 2016 The Hogarth Shakespeare programme will coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and a range of novelists will give their own take on the great bard’s world-famous plays. There will be additional authors as the project progresses.

Jeanette Winterson is quoted as saying: “All of us have talismanic texts that we have carried around and that carry us around. I have worked with The Winter’s Tale in many disguises for many years. This is a brilliant opportunity to work with it in its own right. And I love cover versions.”