Free reading group taster sessions

August 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm

Shared reading groups will be starting up in several libraries across Bristol from this September.

These will be hosted by The Reader, an award-winning charitable social enterprise whose aim is to bring about a reading revolution, connecting people from all communities and backgrounds with great literature for improved well-being.

The sessions are free to attend and open to people of all ages and abilities; there’s no pressure to read but those who wish to are welcome to contribute aloud.

The Reader believes that great literature provides people with vital information about being human and opens up their imaginative lives.

Shared reading gives group members a language for meaningful communication, revealing what is both common and unique about their thoughts.

Reading great literature aloud also enables us to connect, coming to new levels of understanding and awareness about our own lives, and those of other people.

The Reader work to create stimulating, friendly and non-pressured environments, where shared meanings are established across social, educational and cultural boundaries.

“This is the highlight of my week. I look forward to it every Tuesday” – Shared Reading Group Member

Dates of free Taster Sessions:

Bristol Central Library, Thursday 1st September, 11am-12:30pm

Hartcliffe Library, Monday 5th September, 2pm-3:30pm

Bristol Central Library, Tuesday 6th September, 2pm-3:30pm

Bedminster Library, Thursday 15th September, 11am-12:30pm

There’s no need to book in advance, simply turn up on the day, but if you’d like to find out more information please feel free to contact either Emma Crago: emmacrago@thereader.org.uk / 07970 247410 or Sammy Weaver: samanthaweaver@thereader.org.uk / 07812 238532.

More Taster Sessions and Shared Reading Groups will be happening into the autumn so keep an eye out for those!

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