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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 withInstitute of English Studies, University of London
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