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Nine hour reading with Jeanette Winterson

Thursday 11 Oct 12:00PM
AT The Hay Barn, Charleston


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Join us for a day of festivity as we mark 90 years to the day since Orlando: A Biography was first published.

Enjoy the text in its entirety – performed by actors, writers, artists and community readers. 

Hosted by Holly Dawson.

Introduced and led by Jeanette Winterson.

The event is being live-streamed to reach every corner of the globe. Help spread the word #Orlando90


Our Orlando readers include:

Jeanette Winterson

Juliet Nicolson, author and granddaughter of Vita Sackville-West

Dr Darren Clarke, Rausing Head of Collections, Research and Exhibitions at Charleston

Colin Grant, author and historian

Debbie Taylor, is Editorial Director of Mslexia magazine

Eve Best, actress and director

Juno Dawson, author of Clean and contributor to I Am Heathcliff

Imogen Hermes Gower, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Catherine Taylor, deputy director of English PEN and fiction critic 

Eley Williams, author of Attrib. & Other Stories

Diana Reich, Artistic Director of Charleston Festival and Small Wonder

Ingrid Persaud, winner of this year’s BBC National Short Story Award

Di Speirs, BBC Books editor

Paul Kindersley, artist and contributor to our Orlando at the present time exhibition


Some of our readers will attend in person and some have been specially filmed for the occasion.

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