Calling All Bookworms To British Academy's Literature Week

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Calling All Bookworms To British Academy's Literature Week

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Literature lovers listen up — this spring, there's going to be a whole week dedicated to books. From 15-21 May, the British Academy is running its biennial Literature Week, and this year the theme is adaptations and transformations.

Books are continually being made into something else — just think of Roald Dahl's Matilda which went from book to film to musical. If you want to explore how stories are adapted from one medium to another, check out the schedule for this year's Literature Week, where you can find out how different times, tastes and cultures have transformed tales.

Twelve dancing princesses, Su Blackwell, Photograph by Andrew Meredith

Friday 19 May sees the much-awaited book-themed late event, organised in conjunction with the Royal Society of Literature. This 'Off the Page' evening  is dedicated to all kinds of storytelling, and features a display and activity by AVM Curiosities and Type Tasting.

Running from 6.30pm-9.30pm, the literature late will host talks, workshops and performances with a literary twist to make sure your Friday night is one to remember. It's all free but you'll need to book.

Think it's time to let out your inner bookworm? Put Literature Week in your diary for six days of events which promise to enlighten you about the evolution of literature. Book now for the Friday Late if you want to be part of the story.  

Last Updated 27 March 2017