The Big Read: An Audience with Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce, the winning author of The Big Read 2019, is visiting the University of Wolverhampton on Thursday 7th November to talk about her bestselling novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

Tickets are free but booking is required to attend the event. Please book early to ensure you get a seat and bring your book along for signing!

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Rachel was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards ‘New Writer of the Year’ in December 2012 and shortlisted for the ‘UK Author of the Year’ 2014.

You are invited to Tweet on what you learned from Harold Fry or The Big Read using the hashtags #WLVBigRead #HaroldFry in the time leading up to the event. Submissions are open until 1pm (BST) Monday, 4th November 2019.

We will announce the winner and award a prize at the event. There is no limit to the number of entries submitted. So keep Tweeting as you walk the length of England with Harold.

This event is for students and staff at the University of Wolverhampton.  Book via Eventbrite.

Students who have enrolled on a Faculty of Science and Engineering course have been sent a copy of Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry as part of the Big Read campaign – an initiative created by Kingston University as a way of making students feel welcome. Since 2016, the University has sent a book to every undergraduate and postgraduate student to ensure that new arrivals feel welcome before they arrive.

The Big Read campaign was inspired by similar projects in the United States that showed the benefits of creating a community through shared reading before students arrived at an institution, helping them to settle in to their new environment.

Contact: Dr Natia Sopromadze

Email: N.Sopromadze@wlv.ac.uk

Twitter: @WLVBigRead

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