It’s that time of year again…World Book Night’s on 23rd April and Chichester library’s toasting the pleasure of the page with a special World Book Night talk featuring Chichester writer Isabel Ashdown.
This annual celebration of books, run by The Reading Agency, is when bibliophiles the world over hand out books to share their love of reading with people who aren’t such big fans. Did you know that 35% of people in the UK don’t regularly read, even though reading for pleasure can be an excellent tonic for mental health issues?
Every year, an array of titles across a range of genres are given away to whet reader’s appetites. For World Book Night 2012, Chichester Copywriter’s Katy was selected as a World Book Night Giver and gifted the good people of West Sussex with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, a wonderful story which comes alive as an audiobook and was released as a film earlier this year.
Out of this year’s list, the three that Chichester Copywriter’s Katy would most like to read are: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne, Vengeance is Mine Inc. and Other Stories by Roald Dahl and The Humans by Matt Haig.
On Wednesday 23rd April from 19:30, award-winning author Isabel Ashdown, who provided a workshop at Katy’s first Writers’ Retreat, will be in conversation with Candida Lacey of Myriad Editions at Chichester library. They’ll discuss the inspirations for Isabel’s latest novel, Summer of ’76, which is set during the infamous heat wave. But don’t worry about getting too hot under the collar, the library’s providing light refreshments!
This is a free event and there might even be a free World Book Night title or two available – in fact, Chichester Copywriter is counting on it. Make sure to pick up a ticket from the library in advance as places are limited, please call 01243 777351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.