6pm: #WordOnline – Author Events Programme
Literature Works is partnering with South West Library services to launch Word Online - an exciting programme of virtual events in celebration of the work of diverse authors including Black, Asian and minority ethnic, disabled, and LGBT+ writers.
Throughout this tour we want to highlight the power that literature can have in affecting positive change by connecting authors from richly diverse backgrounds with new audiences in the South West.
We will be showcasing the work of disabled authors, writers from LGBT+ communities, and other voices from under-represented groups to broaden shared experience and celebrate the richness of the current literary scene. We also intend this programme to provoke, develop and challenge our readers to confront... Read more >>
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#WordOnline – author events programme
We're working with Literature Works and the South Western Regional Library Service on an exciting programme of online author events celebrating diverse voices.
Running until 28 October, each event will be hosted by a library from across the South West.
See the calendar for individual event details.
Find out more and save your virtual seat now at http://bit.ly/LWword.
Our free online library is always open 24/7: eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, digital magazines and newspapers continue to be available for library members to download anytime - www.southglos.gov.uk/eresources has all the details.
It now also includes Who Else Writes Like?, and for children, Who Next? where you can find authors who write in a similar way to those you have already enjoyed reading. Simply log in with your library card number and select South Gloucestershire.
If you are not already a library member you can join online at bit.ly/joinLW - membership is free. You will receive an Online Membership number which will work for our digital services right away. Please enter an email address when you register for greater control of your account.
Performance poet John Hegley penned this special poem to mark the re-opening of Yate Library on 27th January 2010, after its £1.5 million refurbishment:
It has been a bit of a wait
but now we can all celebrate
and there's many a fine dish'll
come out of the recipes
in the books on the precipes
of the shelves of the library