Wenlock Readers’ Day
Come along on 23 July for a day of talks, discussions and conversation about books and reading. With guest writers Kate Pullinger, Mil Millington, Clare Brown and Jon Canter.
Sunday 23rd July 2006, 11am – 4pm at The Edge Arts Centre, William Brookes School, Farley Road, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
The Readers’ Day will be a chance to share your enthusiasm for books and reading with other readers and members of reading groups.
Doors will open at 10.30 am. and the Readers’ Day begins at 11am. During the day you will have opportunities to join informal discussion sessions with writers of your choice, buy copies of their books, and chat to other readers over a buffet lunch. The day closes at 4.00 pm.
Tickets: £10.00 / £8.00 concessions (including buffet lunch)
For a booking form or more information please contact:
Much Wenlock Library, The Corn Exchange, High Street, Much WenlockTel 01952 728 293, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wenlock Books, 12 High Street, Much WenlockTel 01952 727 877, e-mail email@example.com
Rawden Parslow, Shropshire LibrariesTel 01743 255 021, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please book by Friday 14th July 2006
Our guest writers:
Kate PullingerKate Pullinger was born in Canada and has lived in the UK since 1982. She is author of Tiny Lies, a collection of short stories, and the novels When the Monster Dies, The Last Time I saw Jane, Where Does Kissing End? and Weird Sister. Her lastest novel is A Little Stranger, a beautiful novel exploring the pressures that come to bear on the modern nuclear family. She has also written for radio, television and film and has been a writer in residence in an arts centre, a prison and a university. She lives in London.
Mil MillingtonMil Millington was named one of the Guardian's Top Five Debut Novelists of 2002 for Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About. He has since written two more novels - A Certain Chemistry and, most recently, Love and Other Near Death Experiences, both of which are absolutely lovely. He writes for various newspapers and magazines, is currently working on his fourth book plus a number of other things too excitingly secret to reveal, and he often appears on radio and television in some kind of shaming rent-a-gob capacity. He lives in the West Midlands.
Clare BrownClare Brown was born in Liverpool and moved to Sheffield at five years old. She worked in theatre administration and management for seven years, first at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre, and then in London for national touring companies The Sphinx and Paines Plough. She was Director of the Poetry Book Society 1996-2003 and co-edited Don't Ask Me What I Mean: Poets in Their Own Words, published by Picador in 2003. Her first novel, The Creation Myths, was published by Bloomsbury earlier this year and she is currently finishing work on her second book. She now lives in Nottingham.
Jon CanterJon Canter has been a scriptwriter for radio 4, and has written a huge amount for TV, including for The Two Ronnies, Not the Nine O Clock New, Rowan Atkinson, Smith and Jones and Fry and Laurie. He has had a long association with Lenny Henry, co-writing and going on the road for stand up tours. Seeds of Greatness is his first novel. It explores friendship, ambition, the nature of celebrity and writing and has been described as pin-sharp satire and a warm domestic comedy. He lives in Suffolk.