Events Programme – City Reads 2018

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THE CITY READS
BOOK QUIZ (LEWES)
Wednesday 25 April
Depot (Lewes)
7pm, £5

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Come along and test your knowledge at the ever popular City Reads Book Quiz.

There will be questions on everything: from genre fiction to literary classics, plus a dedicated round on Rose Tremain’s Sacred Country. Join a team or bring your own. There will be brainteasers aplenty for book lovers of all persuasions. The bar will be open to help lubricate those grey cells…

BeSPOKE BOOK GROUP
Thursday 26 April
Regency Townhouse
7.30pm, £5
SOLD OUT

City Reads has gathered some wonderful, diverse cultural thinkers from across the city to become a book group for ONE NIGHT ONLY to discuss Sacred Country. But they won’t be on their own. Come along, grab a cocktail from the bar, listen to their discussion, and then join in.

Eavesdropping on all the chat will be author William Shaw, sharing the evening’s conversation via his fortnightly podcast The Book Group. It could get lively!

ROSE TREMAIN
IN CONVERSATION
Sunday 13 May
Brighton & Hove High School
4pm, £8 

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Complete your 2018 City Reads experience by joining Rose Tremain live at Brighton Festival, to hear an exclusive celebration of Sacred Country. Rose will talk to writer, critic and broadcaster, Nicolette Jones, about her prize winning 1992 novel, sharing her extensive experience as a author and how she feels about Sacred Country a quarter of a century after its publication. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions at the event. 


JUNO DAWSON’S  
LOVELY TRANS LITERARY SALON

Friday 27 April
The Marlborough, 7.30pm – late, £9.50/£7.50

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The acclaimed writer of The Gender Games welcomes some of her favourite trans authors to the Marlborough Theatre to celebrate the wealth of trans talent writing in the UK right now. Join us for a night of readings, animated conversation and a bit of a party!

ARE YOU A BOY OR ARE YOU A GIRL?
Storytime with Fox Fisher and Sarah Savage
Saturday 28 April, Jubilee Library, 10.15am, Free 

‘A lovely, sensitive, much-needed book that helps all children ask the big questions about identity and gender.’ Juno Dawson

Join award winning trans artist, filmmaker and human rights campaigner Fox Fisher and trans writer Sarah Savage as they read from and discuss their children’s picture book about gender identity. Suitable for all ages. 

TRANS LIVES: CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH TRAVIS ALABANZA
Sunday 29 April,
The Writers’ Place, 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Free (but registration essential)

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What does a trans poetic look like? And what does it mean to write ourselves into history? Join leading trans creative, Travis Alabanza for a safe and supportive writing workshop that is open exclusively to trans, non-binary and intersex people. No previous writing experience is necessary.


DEBUT NOVELISTS NIGHT
Tuesday 1 May
Waterstones
 7.30pm, £3

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Three women writers. Three impressive debut novels…

Allie Rogers, author of the widely praised debut, Little Gold  and Polly Clark who wrote the impressive debut Larchfield chat to Sharon Duggal, last year’s City Reads author. They will discuss the process of writing, finding the right agent and getting published. Recommended for book lovers and aspiring writers. 

CITY READS BOOK QUIZ (BRIGHTON)
Wednesday 2 May, the Latest Music Bar, 7pm, £5

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Come along and test your knowledge at the ever popular City Reads Book Quiz.

There will be questions on everything: from genre fiction to literary classics, plus a dedicated round on Rose Tremain’s Sacred Country. Join a team or bring your own. There will be brainteasers aplenty for book lovers of all persuasions. The bar will be open to help lubricate those grey cells…

CELLULOID CITY READS: TOMBOY
Wednesday 9 May, Depot (Lewes)
8pm, £8/£4

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Exploring the theme of ambiguous gender, Tomboy is the beautifully told story of Laure, a 10-year-old girl who moves into a new neighbourhood and decides to dress like a boy. At a time in a young life, when everything is still open, she experiments with her gender identity. In French with subtitles. 


THE BOOKY PHOTO BOOTH IS BACK!

Monday 23 April – Saturday 5 May
Jubilee Library, during opening hours, Free

Once again we are teaming up with Brighton & Hove Libraries and Photobot.co to create a snapshot of the city’s reading habits the fun starts on WORLD BOOK NIGHT so come and take a #shelfie and join in the fun! Suitable for all ages. Fully wheelchair accessible.

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