Books, writers and reading groups
The Ancient Mariner Big Read. A daily reading of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, each passage read by a different actors, writers, performers and others, with art works and videos. Created by writer Philip Hoare and artists Sarah Cockayne and Sarah Chapman.
The Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts. This year, the Hay Festival will be digital, running from 18-31 May. Adult programme runs 22-31 May (events for schools, 18-22 May). Writers featured include Margaret Atwood, Inua Ellams, Ali Smith and Elif Shafak
The London Library events. The London Library has videos of past book events, and some upcoming online events.
Penguin Perspectives. Penguin UK publishes weekly essays by leading authors with their response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Orwell lectures. The Foundation which runs the George Orwell prizes has videos or audio versions of its annual lectures about political writing:
Moby Dick Big Read. A daily reading of Moby Dick by Herman Melville, each passage read by a different actors, writers, performers and others, with art works and videos.
Foyles bookshop has a number of Q&As with fiction and non-fiction writers:
The Guardian has an on-line reading group with a different book each month, chosen by readers: