We’re looking for people who have experienced prejudice due to issues such as race, sex, age, disability, sexual preference, gender identity, job, class, religion/belief, lifestyle choices or other aspects of who they are. You may not necessarily have experienced prejudice but if you have experienced stereotyping, misunderstanding, overcome challenges or difficulties then please do apply – we would love to hear from you.

As a Human book you embody a title which must directly reflect this in order to challenge the Reader to reflect on the stigmatisation that occurs. This could be anything – ‘depressive’, ‘vegan’, ‘Remainer’, ‘old person’, ‘disabled’ ‘police’, or any other!

As part of the Literature Festival, Storyhouse will run a Human Library on Saturday 6 November 12pm-4pm. You and others who have volunteered to be books will sit and have a 2-way conversation with another person (the Reader) who will ask you questions to get to know you and find out about your label. They may have prejudices but the point of this event is that they (the reader) leave 20-30 minutes later with a completely different view.

If you are interested you will be trained in October at Storyhouse (2hrs max) by the Human Library Coordinator for the UK – Katy Jon Went.

Click here to read about Katy-Jon.

To apply please provide us with the following details and we will be in touch:

As a Human Book you will receive expenses for example your travel, parking and lunch. This event is part of a global organisation called Human Library – click here to visit their site and find out more.

On Stage Kit De Waal
Garret Theatre

Author of international bestseller My Name Is Leon, Kit De Waal, comes to Chester Literature Festival.

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On Stage An Evening with David Harewood
Storyhouse Theatre

Birmingham born David Harewood discusses his first book Maybe I Don’t Belong Here. Part of Chester Literature Festival.

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On Stage Joanne Harris #Storytime
Garret Theatre

Intimate, engaging, quirky and darkly magical, appealing to audiences of all ages, but especially lovers of folklore, fantasy and fairytale. 

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On Stage Lemn Sissay: My Name is Why
Storyhouse Theatre

This is Lemn’s life story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph.

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On Stage Patrick Gale: Mother’s Boy
Storyhouse Theatre

From the bestselling author of A Place Called Winter comes Mother’s Boy, a superb historical novel of Cornwall, class, desire and two world wars.

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On Stage An Evening with Graham Norton
Storyhouse Theatre

Hilarious and heart-warming, don’t miss the chance to spend an evening with one of the UK’s most loved personalities. 

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On Stage How to put on an Open-Air Theatre Show
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join producer Helen Redcliffe, along with others from the Storyhouse team, for a post show talk about everything that’s involved in making Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

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On Stage Meet the Creatives
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join director John Young and designer Jess Curtis as they take to the stage to talk about what it’s like creating a show at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

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Pre-drinks in the Tepee
Sat 6.45pm
Grosvenor Open Air Theatre Tepee

Enjoy a free drink on us and an enchanting acoustic performance inside the magical setting of the tepee before the performance of Romeo and Juliet.

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On Stage How to Be Amazingly Happy!
Garret Theatre

A big hearted, big thinking show of storytelling and physical comedy as our heroine searches for joy, identity and belonging.

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