22nd October 2019

 

The Meaning of Reading

 

The BRITE Centre,
Braunstone Ave, LE3 1LE
10.30am-12.30pm

What does reading mean to you ? What does it mean to other people and society at large? Come along to this community philosophy taster session to share your thoughts and ideas over a cuppa and a piece of cake. This friendly and informal discussion has been organised by Leicester’s Philosophy in Pubs Group, which has been meeting monthly for over 10 years. No previous experience of philosophy is needed. You will have the opportunity to hear and consider the viewpoints of others. We may reach some conclusions, or we may go away with more questions than answers. That’s the beauty of community philosophy. One lucky person will leave with a book token so that they can choose a book that has meaning for them.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all adults

 

 

Author Talk by Mahsuda Snaith

Belgrave Library,
Cossington St, LE4 6JD
2-3.30pm

Leicester author Mahsuda Snaith will talk about her fabulous new novel How to Find Home as read on Radio 4 Book at Bedtime. “A brilliant novel that humanises people that are so often dehumanised. Unflinchingly honest. Everyone should read it,” said Amanda Berriman, author of Home. Mahsuda Snaith is the winner of the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2014, Bristol Short Story Prize 2014 and was an Observer New Face of Fiction in 2017. She lives in Leicester, where she teaches creative writing.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all

 

 

The Book That Changed My Life

 

The Exchange bar,
Rutland St, Leicester
7-9.30pm

A group of book lovers talk about the book that had such a powerful impact on them that it changed them, including reading an extract from the book. Books included are Sean O’Casey’s Shadow of the Gunman, Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Meera Syal’s Anita and Me and Julio Cortazar’s Hopscotch to start the evening off. Then we open it out and audience members can talk about and read from the book that made them who they are. The evening ends with a few songs from The Learners.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all