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Manchester Literary FestivalAt the Beverley Literary Festival
Reader, I Married HimCharlotte Brontë celebration with Tracy Chevalier & Nadifa Mohamed
18 Oct, 6.30pm
Central Library, St Peter's Square, City Centre M2 5PD
‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! – I have as much soul as you, – and full as much heart!’ No heroine is more beloved in British literature than the independently-minded governess of Charlotte Brontë’s eponymous novel, Jane Eyre. Now author Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) has edited a collection of 21 stories inspired by the book and shaped by its themes of love, c
ompromise and self-determination.
At this special event to mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, award-winning authors Nadifa Mohamed (Black Mamba Boy, The Orchard of Lost Souls) and Tracy Chevalier will read their stories and discuss their thoughts on Jane Eyre with host Carol Ackroyd.
New Responses to the BrontësNat Johnson, Andrew McMillan and Zodwa Nyoni
Beverley Minster 7:30PM
The Choir of Beverley Minster provides an atmospheric backdrop to a special event marking the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth.
Beverley Literature Festival, along with Ilkley Literature Festival and Off the Shelf, have commissioned three writers to produce new work inspired by this remarkable family.
Award-winning poet, Andrew McMillan, draws on the life of Branwell, former Monkey Swallows The Universe singer-songwriter, Nat Johnson, uses song to explore how the three sisters connected as individuals and writers, while acclaimed playwright, Zodwa Nyoni, unites Charlotte with a 21st century teenager.
Join us for a unique performance and a discussion about the Brontës as a source of inspiration.