City Reads 2017
City Reads is an annual citywide reading festival which aims to spread a love of books and ideas to the widest possible audience across Brighton & Hove. The concept is simple: one book by one author is selected for the whole community to read, discuss, debate and creatively engage with in a series of special events, workshops and performances.
CHOSEN FOR CITY READS 2017
The Handsworth Times
By Sharon Duggal
You are invited to join in the city-wide read of Sharon Duggal’s stunning debut The Handsworth Times: a beautifully written story about the power of community, set in the turbulent early 80s.
'Quite simply the most accomplished, complete and startlingly authentic novels I have read this year.’
Paul Simon - The Morning Star
Key Dates in the City Reads Programme
02 March | City Reads launches across the city
14 May | Sharon Duggal in conversation at Brighton Festival 2017
From its launch on World Book Day to the final event at Brighton Festival on 14 May, there’s a wide range of events themed around The Handsworth Times encouraging residents across the city to get reading and start talking.
HIGHLIGHTS include: a very special Literary Salon, featuring three more best selling authors from the Bluemoose label at the Regency Townhouse on (Weds 29 March), a riotous celebration of the music made during era of The Handsworth Times via a Stick It On Party at The Latest Music Bar (Friday 28 April) and of course the perennial favourite: The City Reads Book Quiz returns (Weds 22 March).
Map & Directions
Tel: +44 (0)1273 709709
|2017 (2 Mar 2017 - 14 May 2017)|