Love reading books about foreign countries? Like to find out more about the amazing treasure trove of world writing on offer? Going abroad and looking for a book set in that country?
If so, then you won’t want to miss a fascinating afternoon set up by the organisers of the Year of Reading Dangerously project (who also run Brentwood travel publishers Oxygen Books) and Barking and Dagenham Libraries as part of the Readfest 2015 festival.
‘We love reading books by UK and American authors but over the last couple of years have seen our horizons broaden to take in more books in translation from other countries’ says project manager Heather Reyes. ‘Our project is very much geared to showing the wealth of reading available from other countries and helping people to find the world writing titles that suit them.’
‘Readers can look forward to an entertaining afternoon of exciting book speed-dating, readings, discussions and other activities to give them a real taste of what’s on offer when it comes to some of the very best novels in translation.’
A Year of Reading Dangerously is an Arts Council funded project working across Essex and London boroughs that includes a touring exhibition, author events, book group sessions and a special website.
Tea and refreshments
Saturday 26 September, 2.30 – 4.30pm. Free. Barking Learning Centre, Barking IG117NB Tel: 0208 724822