Everybody’s Reading is a 9 day festival of all things reading taking place across the city in schools, libraries and venues including The Exchange, Curve, The Phoenix and lots of cafes, bars and other unusual places.
Everybody’s Reading is about encouraging people from all over Leicester to hear spoken word artists, poets, authors and community writers in their local community venues and offers funding to help make this happen. Last year around 5,000 people we welcomed to reading events!
Over the course of this year's Everybody's Reading Festival which runs from September 30th - October 8th we invite you to get creative for coffee! Take a little trip down to The Exchange where hand written poems submitted to the bar will be returned with a free hot beverage of your choice. Your week of coffee fuelled creativeness then has the opportune occasion to express itself on the final day of the festival. On 8th October we invite you to 'Ode to Your Coffee Cup' - an open mic poetry night designed to invite all poets, writers and performers of all styles, experience and ability to share original work or some of their favorite pieces. Whatever your cup of tea, this is an evening to share in a comfortable and welcoming environment, so come along and enjoy. If you wish to perform on the 8th please send us a message or contact The Exchange directly! FREE ENTRY
On Monday 2nd October 6:30pm – 9pm we bring you 'Traverse Poetry Trading Cards Reading'. Put a poet in your pocket! Short for ‘Trading Verse’, Traverse are beautifully produced cards for the poetry lover in you. They come in little packs filled with 3 super-collectable cards. Come along to hear great poetry, pick up one of the FREE cards and for a chance to buy a pack plus a Special Limited Edition card exclusive to Everybody’s Reading. Readers include Jacqueline Gabbitas, Fawzia Kane, Di Slaney, Wayne Burrows, Pippa Hennessy, and more. This event is completely FREE to attend. (You do not need to book in advance, Just Turn up and Enjoy!)
We are also delighted to bring to you Words and Stitches. A multi-sensory poetry and craft workshop where you can listen to, share and explore the beauty and emotions found in words and poems. Using these words as inspirations, workshop facilitators from Little Bird SOS will support you in making your own small wall-hanging using a wide range of recycled materials. All materials and light refreshments provided. The workshop is FREE but booking is essential, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
We are hosting many other events across the festival, check out the full brochure for further details.