All events are free and open to the general public, unless stated otherwise.
Venues are typically on the University of Leicester campus.
Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday Bash
Sunday 2 April 2017, 10.30am-5.45pm
Peter Williams Lecture Theatre/Attenborough Arts Centre
In association with Literary Leicester. A 1980s-themed birthday tea to celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th birthday. Talks by Sue Townsend’s widower, Mole’s illustrator and publisher and by John Tydeman (BBC producer). Includes inaugural readings of three radio plays inspired by Sue Townsend's writing.
Annual Creative Writing Lecture: Michael Morpurgo
Thursday 4 May 2017, 6.15-7.30pm
Rattray Lower Ground Floor Lecture Theatre
Michael Morpurgo is best known for children’s novels, including Toro! Toro! (2001), War Horse (1982) and his latest book is The Fox and the Ghost King (2016). He is a former children’s laureate and renowned storyteller.
New Walk Magazine Launch
Wednesday 17 May 2017, 7pm
The Exchange, 50 Rutland Street, Cultural Quarter, Leicester, LE1 1RD
In association with Literary Leicester and Nottingham Trent University, we’re launching edition 14 of acclaimed poetry and arts journal, New Walk Magazine. Readings, author and artist Q&A and more. Free and open to the public.