Online events with Leeds Libraries this week

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Wed 26 May 2021, 6:30PM
Read Regional Author Event: Yvonne Battle-Felton
Remembered is the story of a mother’s quest to keep her son safe. For most of Edward’s life, Spring has been living a lie. As an emancipated slave, if history and people have taught her anything, it’s that they weren’t interested in her story, her life. They only wanted her to confirm what they thought they already knew. Over time, she learned to quiet her own stories. In comforting others, she lost some of herself.

Yvonne is an American writer living in the UK, she has a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and is Lecturer in Creative Writing and Creative Industries at Sheffield Hallam University. Remembered was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. For more info and to book:…/…/2021-05-26/18:30/t-rvogre

Thursday 27th May 5.30pm – 7.00pm:
The Art Lovers Book Club is a special partnership between Leeds Art Gallery and Leeds Libraries – now hosted on the last Thursday of the month via Zoom.

We’ll bring you thought provoking books chosen for you by artists. These books are all texts that have been particularly formative or influential on the artist’s thinking or practice. For May’s book club we’re delighted to be able to welcome the artist Zadie Xa, whose artwork will be exhibited at Leeds Art Gallery during 2021. Zadie will introduce the Book Club to her practice and highlight some themes arising from her chosen book. We’ll continue with an open conversation, where everyone will be welcome to discuss the book, themes and related issues. For more information and to book…/art-lovers-book-c…/e-aqeded

Friday 4th June 1pm – 2pm
Leeds Modernist in the Archive
Join Leeds Modernist as they explore the city’s architectural history through our archives and discuss its continuing impact. Leeds Modernist is a body which celebrates local Twentieth-century architecture through research, public engagement and collaboration and is led by Kate Holt and Flo Armitage-Hookes. More info and to book:…/leeds-modernist-i…/e-bxoaaq