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, Cassandra Parkin and Anthony Dunn.
The Read Regional programme for 2020 sees the following authors visiting Hull Central Library:
Thursday 12 March, 6pm / Poetry workshop with Anthony Dunn followed by poetry readings by Hafsah Bashir – The Celox and the Clot
Thursday 2 April, 6:30pm / Linda Green – The Last Thing You Told Me
Wednesday 8 April, 6:30pm / Oliver Harris – A Shadow Intelligence
Wednesday 22 April, 6:30pm / Clara Barley – The Moss House
Award: £2,000 per annum (annual Audience Development Fund)