The LRC and English Department jointly held an event in the LRC on the evening of Monday 23rd April to celebrate World Book Night.
World Book Night, now in its second year, was celebrated in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the USA by tens of thousands of people gifting books. TRC was lucky enough to be chosen as a giver again this year, whereby we had copies of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day to give away.
The Remains of the Day is a text that covers issues of class, duty and self-effacement telling the story of the perfect English butler. In line with this, the theme for the evening was the master servant relationship. As the 23rd April also marked the birth and death of Shakespeare we linked this into the event drawing from many of the key master/servant roles within his plays.
|Victoria Howard and A2 English Literature students of Thomas Rotherham College|
Copyright 2012 TRC
A number of English students were invited to the event, along with a chosen guest who they wanted to share their love of literature with. The event kicked off with an introductory talk about novel writing from Victoria Howard, author of Ring of Lies, The House on the Shore and Three Weeks Last Spring. Refreshments were then served before settling back into our seats for part two of the event where guests were whisked us off into the world of masters and servants, illuminated through readings from staff and students of various texts including Shakespeare’s Othello and As You Like It.
This was an enjoyable literary evening that hopefully inspired everyone to read more and maybe try their hand at writing a novel of their own!