Tottenham Literature Festival Big Read

We’re delighted to be partnering with the Bernie Grant Arts Centre on Tottenham’s first ever Big Read, to be launched during the Tottenham Literature Festival 2022. The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, together with Marcus Garvey and Coombes Croft Libraries, will be giving away 1,000 books, free to the local community in Tottenham.

The inaugural Tottenham Big Read author is award winning poet, broadcaster and #TLF22 speaker, Lemn Sissay OBE. Children can pick up a copy of Lemn Sissay’s Don’t Ask the Dragon and older readers/adults can get the abridged Quick Read version of My Name Is Why. Copies will be available at BGAC during the festival week and in participating libraries.

As part of Lemn Sissay’s event at #TLF22 Family Day on Sunday 20 November, children will have the opportunity to read along Don’t Ask The Dragon with the author and have their free copies signed!

In January 2023, the Bernie Grant Arts Centre will be partnering with a local library to host a reading group for adults to discuss My Name Is Why. More details to follow soon.

The Tottenham Big Read is delivered by the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in partnership with The Reading Agency and supported by Arts Council England.

#TLF22 is running Monday 14th – Sunday 20th November 2022, with a rich and varied programme throughout the week, a Festival Day Programme on the 19th and Family Day Programme on the 20th. Click here to buy tickets or find out more” about #TLF22 and the Tottenham Big Read.

The Reading Agency

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