Life’s Better With a Book Readers’ Day

Life’s Better With a Book Readers’ Day

… in partnership with The Brindley Arts Centre

Saturday 12th June, 9.30am – 4.00pm

Book lovers read, book lovers speak, book lovers discuss why literature is good for the heart, soul, mind, and body.

On Saturday 12th June 2010 The Reader Organisation brings you its summer Readers’ Day event: ‘Life’s better with a book’, a day for people who believe in the power of literature to heal the individual and make sense of the world.

The Reader Organisation delivers an array of exciting workshops, designed to make you recall with fondness, query with curiosity, and challenge with fervour why your most beloved work of prose or poetry speaks to you the way it does. In celebration of 2010 as the ‘Year of Health and Wellbeing’, and inspired by the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ – connect, be active, take notice, keep learning, and give – we ask you to join us as we explore the ways and wherefores of reading and that age old feel good feeling it can bring.

Join The Reader Organisation’s Jane Davis, Brian Nellist, Angela Macmillan and many others, for a day of interactive workshops that explore the ways that literature can make us feel good. Engage with some familiar favourites in Dickens, Austen and Wordsworth, and discover some new writers, as we unearth why reading and writing occupies a unique role in our lives: helping us to understand self and other; personal experiences past, present, and future; and uncountable unknowns.

“Can hard times really make us stronger?” “Can we recover moments of supreme happiness from times past?” The Reader Organisation staff considers these big questions and more, all inspired by the reading experience.

Tickets: £20, £15 concessions, £12 Leisure Card Holders. A delicious lunch is included in the price.

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