What is a ‘Make Friends with a Book’ Group?
Make Friends with a Book is a reading group with a difference. It is led by a facilitator who reads stories and poems aloud. People are under no pressure to read or participate more than they want or are able to. The group stops often to discuss people’s immediate thoughts and responses to what has just been read. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided. Make Friends with a Book is a based on the work of The Reader Organisation established at Liverpool University.
What do you read in a Make Friends with a Book group?
Make Friends with a Book groups read short stories, poems, novels and plays.
Do I have to read anything before coming to the group?
No, all the reading is done within the group so you do not have to read a book in advance.
Who can join a group?
These groups are open to anyone who would like to hear literature read aloud in a small informal group setting. We meet in libraries and other community centres and people from diverse backgrounds benefit hugely from these groups. Because the literature is read aloud, reading ability is not important.
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