Reading gives…

From my aunt, to my mum, to me. Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are.Mason Cooley Thank you Goodwill Librarian and Mason Cooley.

LBC Reads for March

Can't believe we're into the March reading cycle already - and this brings us full circle - twill be a year to the month that we went online for our book clubbing shenanigans. Although I am very excited about the prospect of getting a vaccine (HUZZAH!) and opening up, I'm fairly certain that the next … Continue reading LBC Reads for March

Literary Collective Nouns

Spotted on Twitter and love it!

My boss just posted this fascinating piece about the British Hierarchy of Needs

While I don't agree with every aspect of it, it certainly does *feel* true for me. I mean, OBVIOUSLY I'm a coffee person...but otherwise...

EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

Huddersfield Literary Festival has booked in Johny Pitts for a free event discussing his book Afropean - Notes from Black Europe. I've not read this yet but have heard that it’s a great book, which will be of interest to all, but particularly students interested in photography and social sciences courses. Afropean also won the … Continue reading EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

EVENT – Celebrating Andrea Levy

The British Library is partnering with Leeds Lit Fest next month to run a free panel discussion celebrating the life and work of Andrea Levy. When - 4 March Cost - Free online event! More info and booking link - HERETimes - 6:30pm - 7:30pm A free online event from the British Library Part of … Continue reading EVENT – Celebrating Andrea Levy

POEM – Still – Felicia Olusanya

This is so powerful. Nigerian Irish poet Felicia Olusanya (@FeliSpeaks) wrote this to mark the victims from covid. https://youtu.be/ChMfddNB0HQ Gives you shivers, doesn't it? I first encountered this via twitter when Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall read it, which is a very different, but still wonderful experience. https://twitter.com/IrelandEmbUSA/status/1356670848241909760?s=20

POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

My mum sent this onto me this morning and I think it's absolutely magical! https://youtu.be/kL1YHXwGThs To celebrate St. Brigid's Day 2021, the Department of Foreign Affairs and MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland, have collaborated on ‘Three Poems for Brigid’, a series of three short online films. Each film showcases a poet and a spoken … Continue reading POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

A Brigid Eve Tradition

Ok – I know that it’s a little late in the day, but I’ve got a little job for you. Grab a hanky or a scarf and your coat, because my mother just sent…A Brigid Eve Tradition There’s still time!!! But not much!

LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

As we don't have much time this month (due to the date change) - you'll be delighted to know that it's a novella! This Census-Taker - China Mieville In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries and fails to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February