Chicken Lady Day

National Chicken lady day (US) came about to honour Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree, a woman who worked for 12 years in the second largest chicken restaurant in the world (and, rather more integrally, helped to raise educational standards in the United States as Director of Community Relations and Training), but chicken ladies the world over can…
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Dear Diary Day

Dear Diary Day is observed each year on 22 September. If you have kept a diary, today is the day to go back and reread your efforts - or if you don’t have a diary, today is a great time to go about starting one. Diaries are acknowledged to be excellent ways of letting off…
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Shaun Bythell – The Diary of a Bookseller: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Today at Christchurch's The Piano, a packed out audience was treated to a hilarious hour with Shaun Bythell. His beloved Diary of a Bookseller charts a year in the life of the largest second hand bookshop in Scotland. It is one of the ultimate books about books, packed with stories of eccentric book buyers, sound book recommendations, and accounts of…
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Orphans, Immigrants, and Identity – Lloyd Jones: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

At the lovely Piano venue in Christchurch, Lloyd Jones, one of New Zealand's most successful writers (author of the Man Booker Prize nominated Mr Pip), sat down for a fascinating interview with broadcaster John Campbell. Campbell set up the session with a great introduction. He gave the audience an insight into Jones' latest offering The…
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