Worthing book clubs are urged to join together as part of National Reading Group Day at a one-off event at Worthing central library. The aim is to get people talking about literature.
The library hosts an open morning on Saturday June 29th from 10.00am to 12.00 noon for clubs to meet and offer other readers a chance to join.
Durrington-based group Phoenix Book Club will be speaking about famous Parisian writers and poets. The talk, from 10.30am, follows on from their recent visit to France to study how its authors have influenced literature during the past 100 years.
It will be followed by a discussion on the best-selling book “The Child Who” by Sussex writer Simon Lelic from 11.20 am. A limited number if copies of are available to read beforehand on a first-come basis.
“The Child Who” about the brutal murder of a young boy in a quiet English town, topped The Guardian newspaper’s charts in January.
Both of the sessions are free but require tickets as spaces are limited.
Lionel Barnard, County Council Cabinet Member for Residents Services, said: “There are more than 500 reading groups in West Sussex who meet in our libraries and other venues.
“This is an ideal opportunity for anyone dipping their toe into the water to find out what book clubs are all about.
“There will be something for everyone and you do not need to be a library member to attend.”
To find out more contact Worthing Library on 01903 704809 or visit the library in Richmond Road.