Read Regional is a unique campaign that partners with libraries and publishers to give readers unique access to meet authors in their local libraries.
All of the Read Regional titles are stocked in libraries across the city, creating a wealth of northern literature available to borrow. Established writers are joined by new talent in a list which ranges from Young Adult fiction, to graphic novel, to contemporary poetry.
Previous writers the programme has brought to Hull include - Stephanie Butland, Tim Leach, Debbie Taylor, Ellen Phethean, Annabel Pitcher, Stephen May, Susan Elliot Wright, Gavin Extence and Cassandra Parkin.
The Read Regional programme for 2017 sees the following authors visiting the Hull Central Library:
- A.A. Dhand - Streets of Darkness / Weds 22nd March 6.30pm
- Jack Mapanje - Greetings from Grandpa / Weds 19th April - poetry workshop at 6.30pm / poetry reading 7:30pm
- Deborah Andrews - Walking the Lights / Weds 17th May 6.30pm
- Shelley Day - The Confession of Stella Moon / Weds 31st May 6.30pm
Award: £2,000 per annum (annual Audience Development Audience)