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Launching a Reading Revolution

Written by jen, 31st October 2008

Founded at the University of Liverpool in 1997, The Reader Organisation became a charitable trust during 2008. Our aim is to bring about a Reading Revolution. Why? Because reading matters to everyone.

‘Can't you stay a bit longer? I want to find out what happens in the story.'
Looked-after child, Wirral Children's Service

‘Now I take the time to read every word. Before I just skim read everything. I'm starting to enjoy all the beautiful description in the books I read. I didn't even notice it before!'
Bibby Line Group employee

‘It moves you, I mean it hits you where it meets you and means something.'
Dementia sufferer on reading poetry, Mossley Hill

‘It's been great this - a real boost. I loved this at school but I haven't looked at a book in fifteen years. It makes me wish I hadn't thrown those years away, because I'd forgotten what it feels like when you read something like this, the power of words I mean'.
Client at the Kevin White Detox Unit

‘I saw many people fight their demons by stepping onto that stage. It made some of us feel, for the first time, ‘Yes. I can do this'.'
Participant in Community Shakespeare, Wirral

We're holding a launch event at Bibby Line Group HQ, on Friday 7th November, 4.30-5.30pm - in the building that once housed Liverpool's first public library - as part of Shipping Lines Liverpool Literature Festival.

At the launch, author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, a long-time supporter of The Reader Organisation, will read from his work - a treat not to be missed. Director of The Reader Organisation, Dr Jane Davis, will discuss the necessity for a Reading Revolution - great books reaching everybody - in the UK and beyond. Tea and cake will be served.

This is an invitation only event but if you would like to register your interest please email

Posted by Jen Tomkins

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