reader development work

Photograph by Joel Chester Fildes

September 2010 (ongoing)
Reader Development Events
A highly popular series of themed events to engage adult readers.

   “Zosia challenges and entertains in equal measures” 
     Jan Heffernan, participant

Spring 2005
Bookscapes Project
Reader in Residence for the BookTrust, working with local 13-16 year olds at risk of offending, using comics and graphic novels as an introduction to reading for pleasure.

July – October 2003
Reader in Residence for Bookscapes BBC The Big Read

August 1999 – December 2000
Reader-in-Residence, Lancaster Litfest New Pages Project
A Lottery funded project in partnership with Lancashire Libraries to develop a number of reading groups and reader initiatives in North Lancashire.

April 1998 – April 1999
Literature Development Contract for Cumbria
Working with library staff, local writers, community groups and agencies to initiate and promote a wide range of workshops, courses and live literature events.

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