Showcasing talent free public event to discuss raising the profile of Leicester and Leicestershires literary scene

Raising the roof on Leicester’s literary talent will be a subject up for discussion between members of the public and key figures from the city and county’s literary scene this evening.

The free public event, hosted by the Leicester Writers’ Showcase, is entitled ‘Leicester & Leicestershire: City and County of Literature’, and will take place from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm at the Bishop Street Methodist Church, 10a Bishop Street, Leicester.

Chaired by Michaela Butter MBE, Director of Attenborough Arts Centre, a number of guest speakers will give their views on the literary scene in Leicester/shire, what they see happening in future, and what can be done to raise the profile of the scene locally, nationally and internationally.

Leicester Librarian Matthew Vaughan said: “The Leicester Writers’ Showcase started in January 2017 and hosts a literary event once a month at the Central Library on Bishop Street. The Showcase aims to create space for conversations between readers, writers, spoken word artists, publishers, booksellers, and venues.

"The event we are hosting at the Bishop Street Methodist Church is part of the conversation people in the city and county need to have about the literary activity that takes place here and what can be done to increase its visibility."