World Book Night is now in its second year, was celebrated in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the USA by tens of thousands of people gifting books. This year it fell on the 23rd April which also marked the birth and death of Shakespeare.
The college had been chosen as a giver and had copies of Kazuo Isiguro’s ‘The Remains of the Day’ to give away to ‘A’ level English Students and their guests. I had been invited to take part in the celebrations and to give an introductory talk about novel writing. After refreshments we settled back into our seats for readings from staff and students of various texts including Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ and ‘As You Like It.’
I would like to thank the Staff and the students for a very enjoyable evening and wish them all good luck in the forthcoming examinations.