'The groups overall relaxed and soothing atmosphere seems to draw me near and fill some sort of need in me I did not know was there.' - shared reading group member, HMP Frankland
Our North East team are delivering shared reading projects across the North East, including the following settings:
Our work in Criminal Justice settings has been extended beyond the prison through the Reading In Secure Environments (RISE) project. Funded by Arts Council England, RISE has brought high-quality, challenging contemporary writers to readers in secure criminal justice and mental health care settings in partnership with an exciting range of literature festivals around the UK.
Go to our Group Map to see where our open groups are based around the North East.
We look forward to building on the firm foundations that have been made in this part of the country by developing shared reading to reach more individuals and communities, in partnership with forward thinking organisations.
For more information, and if you’re interested in working with us, please contact Lynn Elsdon (Reader-in-Residence, Durham): firstname.lastname@example.org and Charles Darby-Villis (Reader in Residence at HMP Low Newton): email@example.com
If you have any suggestions on how we can enhance The Reader experience for you, please get in touch by filling out our quick form. Thank you.