Reading for Wellbeing Conference
Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, Wirral, CH45 2JS
Tuesday, 17th May
With very special guest speakers from the USA: Pulitzer and Orange prize-winning novelist, Marilynne Robinson (Gilead and Home), and acclaimed author and researcher Professor Maryanne Wolf (Proust and the Squid); plus Professor Rick Rylance (AHRC) and Sue Charteris (Shared Intelligence).
“Get Into Reading is one of the most significant developments to have taken place in Mersey Care NHS Trust and mental health practice in the last ten years.” Dr David Fearnley, Medical Director, Mersey Care NHS Trust; Psychiatrist of the Year 2009.
With the growing success of The Reader Organisation’s ‘Reading Revolution’, and its widening reach across a broad range of services, the Reading for Wellbeing Conference will bring together 250 readers and professionals to find out how literature can help people in their jobs, out in their communities and in their own lives. Newly published research from TRO and Liverpool Health Inequalities Research Institute, ‘Therapeutic Benefits of Reading in Relation to Depression’, will also be presented.