ABOUT THE READER ORGANISATION
Jane Davis,Director, The Reader Organisation
A Reading Revolution!
‘People are dying – it is no metaphor – for lack of something real tocarry home when day is done.’
We used this quotation in 1997 in the very f irst issue of
We believe literature is for life, not just for courses. That’s why we’re working in day centres, old people’s homes, community groups,hospitals, drug rehabs, refugee centres, public libraries, schools and children’shomes and many other places to bring the pleasure and value of reading to asmany people as possible. We f ind it easy to imagine a near future where literature graduates leave univer-sity to work in banks, hospitals, retail, management and Human Resources. Their job? To bring books to life, opening and sharing the centuries of vital informationcontained within them, making sure this amazingly rich content is available toeveryone.
‘It moves you. I mean it hits you inside where it meets you and meanssomething.’
Dementia sufferer reading poetry.
genuinely welcomes submissions o poetry, ction, essays, read-ings and thought. We publish proessional writers and absolute beginners.Send your manuscript with SAE please to:The Reader Oce, 19 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7ZG, UK.