Young City Reads 2014
This Spring we’re teaming up with Brighton Festival to invite children across Brighton & Hove to read Francesca Simon’s The Sleeping Army in class.
Collected Works CIC has founded over 10 reading groups across the city. Some have gone on to become user led groups – others are still run by the organisation.
CITY READS 2013
GUARDS! GUARDS! BY TERRY PRATCHETT
He is one of Britain’s best loved writers. He has world-wide book sales of over 85 million. His work has been translated into 37 languages. He was awarded an OBE in 1998 and knighted for services to literature in 2009. And he is famous for wearing a fedora.
CITY READS announced on World Book Night 2013 that SIR TERRY PRATCHETT and his Discworld classic GUARDS! GUARDS! had been chosen for this year’s City Reads. When asked how it feels to have his book chosen to be read by the people of Brighton, Terry replied:
‘I think the term flabbergasted would be apposite. If I recall I said upon hearing the news: ‘what, all of them? Do they know how I write? Oh well! I didn’t force them…’’ Sir Terry Pratchett, City Reads author 2013
This year’s programme of events were designed to accompany the 2013 chosen title Guards! Guards! Sir Terry received a standing ovation following his sell out event at Brighton Dome.