Monday, 1 July 2019

BIG City Reads

A brilliant new project launches today which aims to encourage everyone in Nottingham to get reading.
Books are appearing in a host of unusual and wonderful places from July 1st. Four special titles, selected for their suitability for teenagers and upwards, and championed by Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature’s Young Ambassadors, are available for free – you just have to find them!

The city’s collective page-turners are:

A Change Is Gonna Come – an anthology
We Are Not Okay by Natalia Gomes
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
The Boy Who Lied by Kim Slater
Clues to the books’ whereabouts are being left on social media via the hashtag #BigCityReads

A tip: you might want to try Five Leaves Bookshop, Broadway, Rough Trade, Nottingham Contemporary, Metronome, Nonsuch Theatre, Jam Café, Dice Cup Café, Sobar, New Art Exchange, Zero Latency, CRS, at Nottingham Beach and Splendour.

If you find a book please celebrate the fact with a photo. And, after you’ve read it, pass it on to a friend. You can even submit a review of the book to the City of Literature website.

There is to be a Meet the Authors event taking place on Friday July 12th at the Council House, with the books’ authors all in attendance (tickets can be booked HERE).

Big City Reads 2019 is supported by generous grants from Arts Council England and Nottingham Hospitals Charity. Key partnerships include Nottingham City Libraries and Nottingham Education Improvement Board.

Jim Hall, Project Manager of Nottingham Big City Reads said “Big City Reads is a unique chance to collectively celebrate the power of reading for pleasure. We are excited to create a dialogue throughout the city of the stories matter to our communities, encouraging everyone to track down a book, read it, then share how it made them feel using our hashtag #BigCityReads.”

For updates, follow @Nottmcityoflit , Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website #BigCityReads

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