Introducing Penguin: A Readers' Day

Intro to Penguin day posterWhether it's a collection of poems by Roger McGough, Homer's Odyssey, a cult science fiction novel, or Saville-Sneath's Aircraft Recognition: A Penguin Special, Penguin has published books for everybody's tastes. With this in mind, 'Introducing Penguin' is a day for anyone and everyone who has fond memories of a book or books published by Penguin over the course of its 75 year history, and would like to learn more about Penguin and its output in an informal environment.

Programme of events

  • 10.00am: Arrival and welcome
  • 11.20am: Break
  • 11.45am: Workshops - Participants will get the chance to discuss and review their favourite Penguin titles and learn about other beloved Penguin works, through anecdotal and informal analysis, led by academics associated with the Penguin Archive Project. Choose one workshop from the following:
    • Classic English and American Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Greek and Roman literature
    • Puffin and children’s books
    • Science Fiction
    • Non-fiction, Pelican and the Penguin Special
  • 1.00pm: Lunch (provided) and quiz
  • 2.00pm: Guest lecture (TBC)
  • 3.00pm: Panel discussion and audience Q&A
  • 4.00pm: End

Places must be booked in advance. If you would like to book a place, please complete and return the 'Introducing Penguin' booking form (PDF, 97kB).

Further information

  • Venue: University of Bristol, 3/5 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB
  • Date: Saturday 24 October 2009
  • Price: £15/£10 (concessions)

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