Read Regional


Read Regional is a celebration of brilliant new books from the North of England, which connect authors with readers in their local libraries. Founded by New Writing North in 2008 the campaign is funded by Arts Council England and is now produced in partnership with Hull Libraries and 22 other library authorities.

There are twelve titles on this year’s campaign, offering a broad selection including poetry, children’s books, nature writing, fiction and crime. Copies of all twelve titles are now available to borrow from Hull libraries, and reading guides to each book can be downloaded from the Read Regional website.

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For the authors, Read Regional is not only an opportunity to meet readers and talk about their work, but also to celebrate the vitality of libraries as centres of creativity and learning for the whole community.

The Read Regional programme for 2019 sees the following authors visiting Hull Central Library -

  • Weds 13th March, 6.30pm / Robert Scragg - What Falls Beneath the Cracks
  • Weds 10th April, 6.30pm / Catherine Isaac - You Me Everything
  • Sat 27th April, 1.30pm / Poetry workshop and readings by Clare Shaw and John Challis
  • Weds 15th May, 6.30pm / Andrew Michael Hurley - Devil's Day

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