Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Everyone is talking about Big Read !

Big Read 2013 1st – 5th October

The Big Read is a celebration of reading and writing for all the family. Taking place throughout the first week of October, 11 authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers are performing at the Newport Centre and Rivermead Centre Rogerstone.

Speakers at our afternoon sessions include John Harvey and historical novelist Lindsey Davis.

A full programme of evening sessions will run through the week which includes an Open Mic night with performance poet Mike Church and an evening of exuberant stories with leading Welsh storytellers Guto Dafis and Megan Lloyd. On the Friday evening Malcolm Rose, author of the Jordan Stryker series will host an event for young people.

Our programme for younger children and families will be held at the Rivermead Centre on Saturday 5 October. These fun and interactive sessions will be run by the authors Sarah Warburton and Guy Bass.

Tickets are available for purchase at any library in Newport, at the Rivermead Centre and the Newport Centre. Alternatively, a postal Booking Form form can be downloaded.