The Reader Organisation: 3rd National Conference
The British Library Conference Centre, Euston Road, London
With the current highlight on the value of reading for everyone, The Reader Organisation is offering a valuable opportunity to become part of a rapidly growing wellbeing movement: reading aloud together for pleasure.
“I never knew this is what books were.” Ted, a literate non-reader, on reading
- Dr Iona Heath, President of the Royal College of GPs
- Jonathan Rose, Professor of History at Drew University (New Jersey, USA), internationally acclaimed specialist on the history of the book and reading
- Lemn Sissay, award-winning poet and the first to write for the Olympics 2012
Day One: Reading to Live Well
Thursday 17th May, 9am-5pm
£199 day delegate rate
Day One is aimed at professionals working to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities – those commissioning, delivering, researching, referring or funding services – who want to learn how our pioneering project ‘Get Into Reading’ can help support service users in their recovery, improve the morale and motivation of staff involved, and promote the importance of reading aloud together for pleasure.
“Get Into Reading is one of the most significant developments to have taken
place in mental health practice in the last ten years” Dr David Fearnley, Medical
Director, Mersey Care NHS Trust (RCPsych ‘Psychiatrist of the Year’ 2009)
Click here for more information about the programme and how to book your place on Day One.
Day Two: Living to Read Well
Friday 18th May 9.30am-5pm
£99 day delegate rate
*Exclusively for those who have completed our Read to Lead training*
Day Two is a special half-price day of practical sessions, problem solving, and literary masterclasses designed exclusively for those who have been trained by us to run shared reading groups. There will be plenty of time to meet and catch up with trained faciliators working across geographic regions and professional sectors.
Click here for more information about the programme and how to book your place on Day Two.