Reading for Wellbeing: 1st and 4th March

Anthology edited by Jonathan Bate, Paula Byrne, Sophie Ratcliffe and Andrew Schuman

Edited by Jonathan Bate, Paula Byrne, Sophie Ratcliffe and Andrew Schuman

As part of LJMU’s Wellbeing Week, 29th February – 4th March 2016, we are offering four sessions in the Libraries, discussing how reading can help to relieve stress, calm the mind and stimulate the imagination. The facilitators are Lorraine Richards and Valerie Stevenson from Library Services, both enthusiastic readers keen to share their own favourite books and poetry, and looking forward to hearing suggestions for others from participants.

Aldham Robarts Library, Tuesday 1st March:
Reading for Wellbeing: 12 noon – 1pm
Reading for Comfort in Crisis: 1pm – 2pm

Avril Robarts Library, Friday 4th March:
Reading for Comfort in Crisis: 12 noon – 1pm
Reading for Wellbeing: 1pm – 2pm

We’ll discuss recent research on the therapeutic effects of reading and look at examples of texts which have provided comfort in times of stress.  The book pictured is an excellent anthology of poetry specifically collected for this type of reading  – participants are very welcome to bring their own books to share.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Both LJMU staff and students are welcome. To book a place, please email the library administration team at  stating which session you would like to attend.

The full programme for Wellbeing Week is available here.

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