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Tag: Reading

Stories, Podcasts and Videos

Independently Creative, Collectively Inpress

  • By Inpress Books
  • 24th November 2015

Free Word are delighted to host a brand new bookshelf at Free Word Centre with titles supplied by Inpress Books. Here, Inpress introduce themselves and tell you all you need to know about the UK's specialist in selling books by independent publishers…

Five Summer Reads

  • By Angharad Guy
  • 20th August 2015

A summer reading list of five eclectic titles from some of the writers who have passed through Free Word Centre's doors in recent months.

The Pleasure of Reading

  • By Kamila Shamsie
  • 2nd June 2015

The Pleasure of Reading is a charming and revealing collection of essays from some of our best-loved writers about the pleasures of reading. In this chapter from the book, Kamila Shamsie discusses the books she fell in love with as a child growing up…

Events & Exhibitions

Past Event
Euro Stars writers

Euro Stars

A fresh new look at European literature through its stars – the writers!

  • Mon 21 Sep 2015
  • 6:30pm
  • Free Word Lecture Theatre
Past Event
The Word's a Stage logo

The Word’s A Stage

New poetry! Get it while it’s hot!

  • Tue 14 Apr 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Free Word Lecture Theatre
Past Event

One Big Book Launch

TEN authors; TEN books; ONE Big Book Launch

  • Wed 30 Apr 2014
  • 6:00pm
  • Free Word Hall
Past Event
Anne Cassidy and the cover of her book

An evening with Anne Cassidy

Identity, reform and retribution: an evening's exploration of writing the story of a child killer.

  • Tue 11 Mar 2014
  • 7:00pm
  • Free Word Lecture Theatre
Past Event
Translators Rosalind Harvey and Amanda Hopkinson

Translation Slam

Free Word and BCLT present a competitive translation duel.

  • Tue 26 Nov 2013
  • 6:30pm
  • Free Word Lecture Theatre
Past Event
Ali Smith

TLC Charity Event for the Maya Centre

  • Mon 25 Nov 2013
  • 6:30pm
  • Free Word Lecture Theatre

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