8th October 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The BRITE Centre,
Braunstone Ave, LE3 1LE
10-11.30am
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Join us for storytelling, singing, music and poems as we learn about healthy eating. Have a go at print-making by using fruits and vegetables to print your own book bag. Twenty spaces are available so please book to confirm your place.

Booking:
0116 299 5476
Pay what you feel
Suitable for children 2-5

 

Soundswrite Women’s Poetry Group

Friends Meeting House,
Queens Rd, LE2 1WP
10.15am-12.30pm

Open to all women with an enthusiasm for poetry, our twice-monthly sessions start with sharing and discussing published poems by others. In the second half of the session, we offer feedback on working drafts of each other’s poems. Please bring 8 to 10 copies of any poem you wish to share. However, there’s no pressure to bring anything. It’s fine just to come along and join in the discussions.

No booking required
Free
16+ women only

 

My Favourite Book

Kimberlin Library,
De Montfort University
12-2pm

A lunchtime event to be held in the Kimberlin Library foyer at De Montfort University. Leisure reading books displays, opportunities to talk about favourite books and to enter a prize draw to win book vouchers. Light refreshments available.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all

 

An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester (Editing Workshop)

Caffe Nero, Gallowtree Gate,
Leicester
2-4pm

Dr Sophie-Louise Hyde is a poet, writing tutor, entrepreneur, tea enthusiast and founder of Wordsmith_HQ (formerly The Student Wordsmith). She began her career in writing and publishing 10 years ago and specialises in verbatim and digital poetry. With over 5 years’ experience teaching creative writing and facilitating workshops, Sophie also works as an adviser to students wishing to start their own business at Loughborough University, while overseeing Wordsmith_HQ. Sophie will be teaching us how to edit in creative writing. This is suitable for all writers who want to progress their work to the next level.

Booking:
caffeenero.eventbrite.co.uk
Free
Suitable for all

 

Superheroes Read

E2 Community Hub, Home Farm Square,
Beaumont Leys, LE4 0RU
4-6pm

Our project aims to encourage disadvantaged young people to read and create their own spin-off stories based on Marvel superheroes. Our project will have an element of storytelling where young people have the opportunity to tell their version of a superhero story to the rest of the group. We will assist young people in creating their own narratives inspired by Marvel characters and stories. We hope that our project will encourage young people to become lifelong readers and to inspire some to be writers.

Booking: 0116 2359481, or
me2@e2online.co.uk or in person at the venue
Free
Suitable for all

 

Kill All The Gentlemen – revolt in the English countryside

Leicester Guildhall
7-9pm

Martin Empson, author of Kill all the Gentlemen – Class Struggle and Change in the English countryside will be speaking about his book on the struggle in rural England. While Wat Tyler’s Peasants’ revolt is well known, and Jack Cade and Robert Kett are remembered for their rebellions, there are also lesser known struggles. Modern agriculture, the food we eat and how it is produced, is a direct result of these heroic, historic struggles. The book rescues these forgotten moments of history and places them in the context of political and economic changes that have taken place over the last 700 years. The book’s publishers Bookmarks, will also have a bookstall at the event.

Booking:
tinyurl.com/kill-all-the-gents
Free, donations welcome
16+

 

The Book That Changed My Life

The Exchange, Rutland St,
Leicester
7-9pm

A group of women book lovers talk about the book that had such a powerful impact on them that it has changed them, including reading an extract from the book. Expect a wide range of authors, including the inevitable feminist icon Simone de Beauvoir. Then we open it out and audience members can talk about and read an extract from a book that helped to make them who they are.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all

 

Local Author Kerry Young talks about her books Pao, Gloria and Show Me A Mountain

Real Ale Classroom, Allandale Rd,
LE2 2DA
7-9.30pm

An author talk by Kerry Young including reading of extracts from her 3 highly praised books. Kerry Young grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, as part of the now lost Chinese community, with its traditions, shady gangsters and strict rules. Her work portrays this rich cosmopolitan melting pot and the complex relationships and emotional turmoil that can arise.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all