Thursday, August 29, 2019

Reading Round comes to Perth!

I'm very excited to say that from 18th September 2019 I shall be running a Royal Literary Fund Reading Round group at Perth!

Reading Round is a bit different from other reading/book groups. I've  taken part in a book group myself, and I'm sorry to say that I didn't manage to keep up with the reading at all, especially the books I didn't particularly fancy! There's no "homework" with Reading Round - the group members simply turn up each week and listen as the group leader (Lector) reads a short story and later, a poem. The group discuss each of these works in turn. There is absolutely no need to be an expert on fiction or poetry to take part - just come along and enjoy the experience of hearing stories and poems read aloud, and then join in the friendly discussion.

I chose to run my Reading Round group in the wonderful Fair Maid's House in Perth. I fell in love with this place last year, when one of my teenage kids did a few days' work experience there. The Explorers' Room, where we'll be meeting (see photo) is an amazing venue and the perfect place to "explore" literature!

Participation in Reading Round is FREE. We'll be meeting on Wednesdays from 10.30am until 12 noon. This timing allows residents of outlying towns such as Crieff and Pitlochry to use the morning bus services if required. Places are limited, so if you'd like to take part, or ask anything about Reading Round, get in touch soon at: HGReadingRound@outlook.com

PS If you're hesitating, don't be shy - everyone is welcome and no special expertise or knowledge is needed!




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