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Join the reading relay this weekend

Published on Thursday, November 3, 2016

BOOK-LOVERS are invited to join a reading relay at Leicester’s Central Library this weekend.

The relay will take place in the library’s learning annexe, in Bishop Street, and will feature an open mic session where anyone is welcome to get up and read something out loud.

It runs from 11am-3pm on Saturday 5th November.

Participants can choose anything they’d like to read – it could be a short story, poem, diary entry or an excerpt from a favourite book. People are also welcome to read out their own work if they wish.

The aim is to keep the open mic session going for four hours without a break, with each reader handing over the ‘baton’ to the next.

It’s a drop-in event, so no booking is required.

The relay is part of the Book Trust’s Love to Read weekend (5-6 Nov), which encourages people to share what makes reading special for them.

Cllr Kirk Master, assistant city mayor responsible for neighbourhood services, said: “We’re always pleased to host events like these in our libraries, that give people a chance to share their love of reading.

“It’s a great chance for people to find out more about the range of reading materials we have in stock, and perhaps try out something they wouldn’t normally read. I hope the relay is a big success.”

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