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Literary Event, Wed 4 Mar 2020

Why Women Read Fiction

Why Women Read Fiction

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Part of Leeds Lit Fest 2020 / Part of Milim 2020

What is it about reading fiction that women love? What kind of fiction do women particularly enjoy? Where and when do women read? And why is it that women make up the majority of book-club and library members, literary bloggers, audiences at literary festivals and bookshop events, and visitors to literary sites? 

Drawing on interviews with more than 400 women of all ages, Helen reveals how reading fiction, whether alone or as part of a group is, for many women, an integral part of life: a means of escape, time to be alone, a chance to be part of a community, a life-enhancer and, sometimes, a life-saver. She also interviews a number of well-known female authors, including Hilary Mantel, Katie Fforde, Helen Dunmore, Sarah Dunant, and more, asking them about their own reading as well as their relationships with their readers, book reviewers, and publishers.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringPicnic siteTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 4 Mar 2020 19:30 to 00:00

Prices

Ticket price: £7.00

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Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 18 - Sat 22 Feb The Bear
Fri 21 - Sat 29 Feb Seeds
Tue 25 - Sat 29 Feb Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
Fri 28 Feb - Sat 21 Mar Oliver Twist
Wed 4 Mar Right Hand Man
Wed 4 Mar Why Women Read Fiction

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Contact

Milim - Festival of Words and Ideas

Address

Playhouse Square,
Quarry Hill,
Leeds,
LS2 7UP

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 307336  Lat: 53.79820 Long: -1.53429

By Road:

Approaching from the M1 and then M621, come off at Junction 3 and when the road splits get in the right hand lane heading for Leeds City Centre and stay in lane. Follow the road past MSF Peugeot and Halfords on your left, again remaining in the right hand lane. Follow the road round to the right (signposted St James’s Hospital) and you will immediately pass Asda headquarters on your left. You will now be in the left hand lane; go straight through the next set of lights and you will pass Carlsberg Tetley Brewery on your left. Get into the left hand lane, at the next set of lights you will turn left onto Crown Point Road. Stay in the middle lane and go past the entrance to Royal Armouries on the right, and go over Crown Point Bridge. Go straight ahead through 2 sets of lights and get in the middle lane signposted York A64. Follow the road round the back of the big Quarry Hill building and take the left hand lane onto the ring road, signposted A6110. Almost immediately on the ring road, take the next slip road left, following signs for the West Yorkshire Playhouse and turn left again into the car park or straight on for a drop off point and disabled parking.

By Public Transport:

The Playhouse is located opposite the bus and National Express coach stations. For local bus and train times, call the METROLINE information service on 0113 245 7676.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality