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Reading in Prison Day 2019

Friday 6th September 2019
University of Roehampton, London
9:45am – 5pm
Free

Prison Reading Groups and Give A Book host their annual celebration of what books can do behind bars.

Their aim this year is to share some of the brilliant reading projects in prison but also to explore and debate the obstacles on both sides – organisations trying to run reading initiatives and the prison staff who make them happen.

The day will include two panels: “Wading through porridge? Why prison reading projects work – or don’t” and “Working with words: from canteen sheets to Charles Dickens.” There will also be hands-on workshops on areas that Prison Reading Groups may want to explore: philosophy, drama, poetry, family reading, working with emergent readers, managing tricky members and moments.

Find out more and book here


Image courtesy of Prison Reading Groups