Thursday, 18 April 2013
The Housemaid's Daughter at World Book Night
Where will you be on Tuesday 23rd April?
I hope that, like me, you may be taking part in World Book Night 2013, a global celebration of books and reading with the aim of "spreading the love of reading, person to person"...
Here in the UK, on and around the 23rd, some 20 000 volunteers will be handing out their favourite books to reluctant readers in their communities. At the same time, libraries and book stores and reading groups will be holding events to promote reading amongst those who may not ever have had a book to call their own. What a great idea!
In my part of the world, Surrey Libraries are holding a fascinating evening at Guildford Library from 7.15pm with authors like myself giving speedy outlines of their books followed by a mingling session, instant fiction competitions, plus strolling musicians and actors to bring the words to life...
It's all free so do come along and meet authors and fellow reading enthusiasts. See the full program at www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries
And why the 23rd of April?
Well, it just so happens to be the birthday - and the deathday - of Shakespeare.
What greater inspiration do we need?