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Reading in the Pandemic

18 November, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is an online event.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. Confined to our homes, many of us have turned to books and reading for reassurance, contemplation or escape. At this free, online and interactive event you will have the opportunity to reflect on your reading, and share this with the READ-IT project. The event will include:

• A short talk by Dr Shafquat Towheed, on ‘New Worlds or Old Habits? Reading during the Pandemic’;
• A conversation with Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud, offering pandemic reading recommendations;
• An interactive question and answer session with Dr Maya Parmar, showcasing our digital postcards and encouraging you to share your reading stories.

A free podcast by Prof Josie Billington about reading for wellbeing during the pandemic, will also be available after the event.

Suitable for all audiences age 14+. Registration is via Eventbrite, and the event will be hosted on Zoom.

In partnership with

Institute of English Studies, University of London

Contact email address

shafquat.towheed@open.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Details

Date:
18 November, 2020
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-in-the-pandemic-tickets-117395542227

Venue

Online: Senate House
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
Accessibility information
Close captioning available (please contact the organiser). A transcription of the audio podcast will also be available. Postcard packs (with SAEs) will be sent out in advance of the event for participants who cannot join the online event.
Phone:
020 7862 8000

Other

Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
shafquat.towheed@open.ac.uk
Event partners
Institute of English Studies, University of London
Region
London
City/town
London
Accessibility information
Close captioning available (please contact the organiser). A transcription of the audio podcast will also be available. Postcard packs (with SAEs) will be sent out in advance of the event for participants who cannot join the online event.
Image copyright information
Image copyright Shafquat Towheed (event organiser)