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Creating an online City of Readers

Written by Lisa Spurgin, 13th February 2014

G31A7051The Reader Organisation is very excited to be partnering up with Liverpool Learning Partnership to create a City of Readers. LLP's initiative is to turn Liverpool into the UK's foremost literate city, encouraging people of all ages to get reading and share their favourite stories with one another - something we're always keen to do here at The Reader Organisation, and we're glad to get on board with LLP to get Liverpool reading more.

We've already started getting Liverpool reading alongside LLP on the Liverpool City of Readers YouTube channel. In January, we held a 48 hour Readathon as part of our Impact48 weekend at Calderstones Mansion House and lots of readers gathered amongst the bookshelves at Calderstones to read one of their favourite poems or extract from a short story of novel. You can take a look at some of Liverpool's readers online now, reading everything from The Great Gatsby to Seamus Heaney, Robert Frost to Fantastic Mr Fox. All you need to do is click to take a listen:

We'll be looking for more readers throughout the year and many more videos will be uploaded in the days and weeks to come, so be sure to keep watching and listening! Stay tuned for more news about City of Readers as the project develops...

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