Wednesday 1st May 10am: JANE AGAIN
Joanna with her contemporary reworking of Sense and Sensibility (2013) and Paula Byrne author of The Real Jane Austen (2013) discuss innovative ways of bringing the world of Jane Austen to a modern audience, including the blind and partially sighted.
Tickets £8 (includes illustrated talk by John Mullen) Downloadable programme and booking form: Click Here
Congratulations to Judy Marchant who won our Soldier's Wife 2013 Tour competition prize of a year's subscription to Good Housekeeping magazine! Thanks to everyone who entered the competition and attended Joanna's events across the UK in February.
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Joanna appeared on BBC Breakfast, The World at One, BBC Radio 4 and News 24 today to mark the 200th anniversary of publication of Pride and Prejudice.
Joanna has also written a special piece for The Telegraph on the power of Jane Austen. Read it here
To mark publication of The Soldier's Wife in paperback, Joanna will be visiting libraries and bookshops across the country from February 1st - 13th 2013. Join her for the chance to ask her your questions, and hear more about her extensive research for the book.
Joanna is delighted to be part of a panel which will review the best ways of making ebooks available on loan to the public. News of this initiative was announced by Ed Vaizey, Culture Minister, who is keen to ensure that libraries and their users, authors and publishers can all benefit as this fledgling service grows.
In this special fundraising event organised by the Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Joanna will be treating an audience at Parabola Arts Centre to an insight into her life and works on Sunday 30 September 2012. Edward Gillespie, the man behind the Cheltenham Festival will be her host for the evening.
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Read for RNIB Day is RNIB's annual event raising awareness of the problems of everyday reading for those with sight problems and funds to provide solutions. Joanna is very happy to support this very worthwhile event.
This October, RNIB is encouraging everyone to get together with friends, family or colleagues to host a reading event - from a traditional book sale or literary lunch, to a reading relay or Mad Hatter's Sensory Tea Party, or even an extreme reading challenge for the most adventurous! For further information or to register for a pack, please visit ReadForRNIB.org.uk, call 0845 345 0054 or email email@example.com.
Joanna is pleased to promote Health Poverty Action's first BBC Radio 4 Appeal, read by The Archers actor and long standing supporter of Health Poverty Action, Felicity Finch.
Felicity Finch - best known as Ruth Archer - will explain how a radio show inspired by The Archers is carrying life-saving health information across the airwaves in Rwanda. This drama, supported by Health Poverty Action, has proved a lifeline by featuring engaging stories to tackle vital issues such as child health and AIDS. The ‘edutainment’ radio soap has played a key part in Rwanda slashing its HIV infection rate by a staggering 73 per cent.