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The Poets' Wives: One City One Book initiative has a new incumbent

BY AMANDA FERGUSON

A story exploring the lives of three strong women is this year's One City One Book read.

Throughout May the people of Belfast are being encouraged to read The Poets' Wives by award-winning Co Down author David Park. David's reign as Belfast's One City One Book author follows on from Belfast-born novelist Lucy Caldwell, who had bookworms enthralled last year with her third tome, All the Beggars Riding.

The community reading initiative developed by the Arts Council and supported by the Belfast Telegraph, Belfast City Council, Libraries NI, QFT, Bloomsbury, Translink, Clements and U105, aims to get the people of Belfast reading and discussing the same book during the month of May.

Now in its third year, events include readings by David Park, talks in libraries and film screenings at the QFT, curated by the author and based on the themes within the book.

Arts Council director Norin McKinney said: "David's novel is an ideal choice for One City One Book 2013 – a fascinating story of three strong women, set in different times and different places."

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