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Pen to Print: Read Aloud at Christmas

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Barking Library

Barking Learning Centre

2 Town Square

Barking

IG11 7NB

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Inspired by the new book by Francesco Dimitri we are hosting a 'Read Aloud' at Christmas Event at Barking Learning Centre.

Including free festive refreshments a roaring fire and friendly companions why not join us and cosy up for a story. Featuring extracts from leading writers, enjoy a relaxing evening and start to wind down ready for Christmas. If you want take part and read aloud it will be great to see you, but if you just want to listen that's OK too!

Reading a story to another person creates a bond. It is often assumed that reading aloud is only for children, but the practice was once a common pleasure for adults too. The time has come to rediscover it. This simple yet powerful action connects us with our friends, helps us centre ourselves in the present and lets us focus gently on what matters.

To Read Aloud features 75 extracts to chose from with writers ranging from Cicero to Lewis Carroll to Robert Macfarlane (alongside less familiar names). It is arranged under ten thematic chapters: Love, Loss, Lightness, Pleasure, Work, Nature, Change, Chaos, Wonder, and Coda: Delicacies for Discussion. A literary toolbox for well-being, To Read Aloud invites you to to take just ten minutes off, sit down with somebody and share a passage of writing.

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Barking Learning Centre

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United Kingdom

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