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Imagine… Doris Lessing

Last night, BBC 1 broadcast a tribute programme about Doris Lessing, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. Presented…

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Readers’ Day at Brindley Arts Centre May 17th, 2008

This coming Saturday (17th May),The Reader Organisation working with the award-winning Brindley Arts Centre in Runcorn, presents another of its highly enjoyable…

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Blake Morrison agrees to be Chair of The Reader Organisation Board

Recently, The Reader Organisation has established itself as a company limited by guarantee and is applying for charitable status. This…

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Links We Liked for 7th May, 2008 “Shakespeare Edition”

A couple of weeks ago Jen Tomkins wrote a post about 'dumbing down Shakespeare'. It turned out to be one…

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Literature

‘Dumbing down’ Shakespeare: to be or not to be?

A call from the University's press office at noon on a Friday is not a particularly usual occurrence. 'We're after…

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Events

News today from Wirral Libraries that Roger Lyon from BBC Radio Merseyside will be appearing to talk about Robert Tressell's political…

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Links We Liked for April 11, 2008

Tony Harrison is one of my favourite poets. His writing is muscular and forceful yet manages also to be moving…

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The Rise and Rise of Bibliotherapy

Carly Townsend is a third year English Language and Literature student at the University of Liverpool. The French philosopher Charles…

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Local Literary Events

There are some really fantastic literature events coming up over the next few weeks in the North West, including author readings,…

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Links We Liked for April 2, 2008.

I've been away staying in a muddy field for a week or so and I spent most of Monday trying…

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Reader Event: What Are You Reading?

Tomorrow (Saturday March 15th) heralds the grand re-opening of the Bluecoat arts centre in Liverpool. After a £12.5 million refurbishment…

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Links We Liked for 12 March 2008

I've been teaching Nabokov's Lolita this week and came across Zembla, a superb website dedicated to the writer. There has…

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