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November 2018

Launch Night

November 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

London’s BIG READ, organised by LIBRARY, is now in its second year and aims to bring London together through reading books that expand our understanding of our community and express the diversity of this great city. The 2019 theme is female empowerment. June Sarpong, author of Diversify, was the inaugural winner of London’s BIG READ 2018, with a theme of diversity. Over the next ten months, the 2019 campaign is designed to encourage Londoners to get excited about reading, discover…

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March 2019

World Book Day – London’s BIG READathon

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On World Book Day – 7th March – a Readathon will be held at LIBRARY, a private members club in London, in keeping with the theme of female empowerment, to celebrate the start of the online voting for London’s BIG READ 2019. Four of the 14 finalists will be attending, and local schools, book groups and readers are invited to join the celebration. This will be an exclusive opportunity to meet some of the London’s BIG READ finalists, hear them…

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Girls Can Do Anything: Do I Need to Shout (Led by Abiola Bello and featuring Siobhan Curham and Kate Manning)

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Girls Can Do Anything is a series of free events aimed at empowering writers to create dynamic, strong and well rounded female protagonists or female voices in their writing. Covering everything from how to get into the publishing industry, getting your voice heard and becoming a writer whilst juggling different careers with special guest speakers! This session: Do I need to shout? with guest speaker Siobhan Curham (award winning author of Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow) and Kate Manning (co-founder of Stoke…

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April 2019

Speak Up: Celebrating World Book Night

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

To celebrate World Book Night, the London’s BIG READ 2019 is hosting a special spoken word and poetry night at private members bar, LIBRARY, on April 23, 2018... and you are invited! London’s BIG READ and LIBRARY are collaborating on an exciting event to celebrate World Book Night 2019. Speak Up! is a spoken word and poetry night featuring some of the most talented and exciting writers and performers in the south east. The all female line up will see ten poets take to…

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