Events Programme – City Reads 2019

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S.K.PERRY
IN CONVERSATION
with Bridget Minamore
Sunday 12 May
Brighton & Hove High School
5.30pm, £8

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Complete your 2019 City Reads experience by joining S.K. Perry live at Brighton Festival for an intimate and exclusive celebration of Let Me Be Like Water.  Sarah will discuss her highly praised debut with writer Bridget Minamore.

Bridget Minamore is a British-Ghanaian writer from south-east London. She is a poet, critic, essayist, and journalist, often writing about pop culture, theatre, race and class. Titanic, her debut pamphlet of poems on modern love and loss was published in 2016 by Outspoken Press.

THE CITY READS
BOOK SWAP
Tuesday 23 April
Jubilee Library
5pm, Free

Our World Book Night Book Swap returns, because something special happens when we share our passion for a book we love –  and this is your opportunity to do just that…..Bring a book to swap. Make sure it’s something you really liked and may struggle to part with. Grab a cup of tea or coffee from the cafe and we’ll provide some cake.

THE CITY READS
BOOK QUIZ
Thursday 25 April
The Latest Music Bar
7pm, £5

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How much do you know about books? Classics, crime books, highbrow and lowbrow books? Whatever you’ve read, always meant to read, or simply bluffed your way through, 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 S.K. Perry and Let Me Be Like Water.

There will be brainteasers aplenty for book lovers of all persuasions. And of course, the bar will be open to help lubricate those grey cells…

THE POWER OF THEME
Tuesday 30 April
Waterstones, Brighton
7.30pm, £5

 Recommended for book lovers and aspiring writers. 

Theme is a powerful tool in every writer’s kit and S.K. Perry’s assured debut, Let Me Be Like Water dives straight in and tackles the weighty, universal themes of grief and loss.

Join Bethan Roberts whose new novel Graceland charts Gladys Presley’s fierce devotion to her surviving son Elvis, and Man Booker nominated Yvvette Edwards, the author of two novels, A Cupboard Full of Coats and The Mother, as as they discuss theme with award winning author and screenwriter Catherine Johnson, whose latest books are Freedom, nominated for the Carnegie medal and Race For The Frozen North.

They will be discussing the process of writing, finding the right tone when tackling powerful themes and how they keep their writing momentum.

AMONGST FRIENDS
Thursday 2 May
The Nightingale Room, Grand Central Pub, 7.30pm – late, £10 in advance (£15 on the door)

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Ten writers, four minutes each, one very special literary evening…

The evening will be hosted by writer Heidi James whose recent novel So The Doves was The Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month.

S.K. Perry’s Let Me Be Like Water is a celebration of life and beautifully illustrates the regenerative power of friendship.

Join us for an evening of pure reading indulgence in which some fantastic writers talk about their favourite works of fiction that celebrate friendship. Will your favourites be amongst them?

Featuring: Charlene Allcott, Joe Bedford, Nuala Ellwood, Sarah Ann Juckes, Rebecca Ley, Will Mabbit, Craig Melvin and Kate Smith.

THE CITY READS SUPPER CLUB
Wednesday 8 May
Starfish and Coffee Cafe, 7pm – 10pm
£22

TICKET PRICE INCLUDES:

  • A delicious vegetarian supper
  • A live acoustic set by the amazing Genevieve Dawson
  • Readings from the book

There will be a bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks

Join us for a very special City Reads pop-up supper club, inspired by food that appears in Let Me Be Like Water.

We are delighted that our host venue will be Starfish and Coffee (winner of Best Cafe, Brighton & Hove Food Awards and Best Brunch Brighton Restaurant Awards 2018), a beautiful space on the edge of Hanover and Kemptown, right beside Queens Park.

GENEVIEVE DAWSON is a singer-songwriter originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London. Her unique and raw lyrical style is matched by her rich and soulful tone, and she mixes influences from jazz and folk in equal measure.

‘Genevieve’s take is not unlike that of Hejira-era Joni Mitchell- her songwriting knows no upper bounds…see her at any opportunity you get’ Bittersweet Symphonies.