Fancy some literature to go with your lunch? Then be sure to head to Waterstones in Liverpool One over the next couple of weeks, where The Reader Organisation will be making an appearance in the store’s Lunchtime Classics series.
Lunchtime Classics offers the chance for city workers and shoppers alike to take some time out and listen to readings from a range of classic fiction and poetry, accompanied by short talks about the text by literary experts. What’s more, the events are all absolutely free to attend.
Two of The Reader Organisation’s Project Workers are holding their own Lunchtime Classics sessions in the next two weeks. First up, Damian Taylor, Reader-in-Residence at Greater Manchester West NHS Trust, looks at Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky on Wednesday 29th August. Then a week later on Wednesday 5th September, Amanda Brown, Criminal Justice Projects Manager, will be reading from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Both events will start at 12pm and last for an hour.
Damian and Amanda will be following in the footsteps of a range of esteemed speakers from the University of Liverpool and Edge Hill University who have spoken at the Lunchtime Classics series, as well as the editor of the A Little, Aloud anthologies Angela Macmillan who gave a reading of ‘The Invisible Child’ by Tove Jansson – which is included in A Little, Aloud for Children – in June.
Classic literature, discussion and a discounted lunch – attendees can also get 10% off all food and drink in the store’s Illy café – what could be better? For more information, see the Waterstones Liverpool One Twitter page.