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Reading for Wellbeing: what a Conference!

Written by stickyeyes, 18th May 2011

Well, another year, another brilliant TRO conference...

250 people joined us from across the UK and beyond for a full day of reading, thinking and discussion. It was an incredibly enjoyable event, and we were delighted to have been joined by such acclaimed speakers, in particular, Marilynne Robinson and Professor Maryanne Wolf.

Here's a selection of feedback we've received from the day:

What a revelation it was to me to be at the Home discussion. It made me understand more about how people read than anything I've done for a long time.

Thank you for the warm welcome, for the experience, for a very well organised conference and most importantly for the inspiration afforded by all these testimonies of life changes triggered by reading.

A wonderful day, it was incredibly inspiring.

The day as a whole was great – an inspiring and fascinating examination of the power of reading

Food for the soul

It was all immensely stimulating

Reaffirmation of personal and professional belief in the power of reading

And see below for some conference pictures (all c. Deana Kay Photography):

The two fantastic conference reads

(L-R) Mersey Care Knowledge & Library Services Manager Cath McCafferty and TRO staff Emily Lezzeri, Eleanor McCann, and Mary Weston lead a group session

The fabulous Maryanne Wolf discusses the pleasures and perils of an evolving reading brain with our delegates

Marilynne Robinson leads a moving talk about the work of Walt Whitman

Thank you to everyone who joined us!

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