Winnie the Witch meets Germaine Greer! Literary Leicester 2010 programme online

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 17, 2010 09:30 AM |
University’s festival of reading back for a third year.

The full programme is now online for Literary Leicester 2010 which runs 10-13 November. This is the third year for the University of Leicester’s celebration of all things reading-related and once again there is a great variety for all tastes and all ages, from Olli the Monkey to the King James Bible.

Among the highlights:

  • An audience with Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, Blackberry Wine and Blueeyedboy.
  • Professor Gordon Campbell discusses the King James Bible with author David Crystal ahead of the book’s 400th anniversary next year.
  • Top illustrator Korky Paul teaches children how to make a hat like Winnie the Witch wears.
  • Acclaimed poets launch New Walk, Leicester's brand new literary magazine.
  • David Kynaston and Dominic Sandbrook explain their different approaches to chronicling life in post-war Britain.
  • The legendary Germaine Greer holds forth on ‘forty years of feminism and fun'

All events are free except the Germaine Greer talk but most require a ticket which can be requested from Embrace Arts, the University’s arts centre on Lancaster Road. All events take place in the Fielding Johnson Building South Wing.