The regular and ongoing programme of events and activities has been warming up again over at Liverpool-based literature and reading organisation The Reader’s recently restored home, the Mansion House, with The Stars Above Us spoken word night featuring four performers from Liverpool’s writing landscape recently bringing some festive cheer to the live literature scene. Nestled among acres of beautiful parkland in South Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, the Grade II-listed Mansion House is a must-visit for any literary tourist in the city – although, granted, it might be tricky to get to it in person right now if you’re not local.
Don’t worry if you’ve never been part of a shared reading group with The Reader before – anyone is welcome to join in and it’s the perfect chance to give it a go from the comfort of your own home.
No problem, as every Tuesday from 1pm and every first Thursday of the month at 7pm, you can join The Reader live on Facebook for their free shared reading sessions, when colleagues from the organisation read aloud poems and other texts that inspire them. Listeners then have the chance to share their thoughts and get involved in group discussions via the comments function. If you’d like your lockdown life to involve some literature, follow The Reader’s Facebook page and leave a comment to join in; you’ll be notified when the group goes live. And don’t worry if you’ve never been part of a shared reading group with The Reader before – anyone is welcome to join in and it’s the perfect chance to give it a go from the comfort of your own home.