Reading for Wisdom and Well-Being

Ref: C2347060

The course will use shared reading where participants read aloud from contemporary poems and fiction as a way for students to talk about their responses to the pieces. The course will take place online and will give students a chance to meet and connect virtually as we discuss pieces not in terms of literary merit but in how they make us feel and remember. The course aims to build confidence reading aloud to others and in discussing our responses. Over the four weeks we will look at poems, short fiction and the beginnings of novels. I hope that we will find much to talk about in a warm, supportive and good humoured online environment.

Course aim

Reading for wisdom and wellbeing. We'll be exploring reading aloud together and sharing and evaluating our thoughts and emotions.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • demonstrate improved confidence and expression when reading aloud to the group
  • demonstrate improved confidence and articulation eg in describing reactions to readings
  • participate in reading aloud to the group and take part in discussions
  • Evaluate any increase in wellbeing by the end of the course

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: - You will need a personal email address.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Reading for Wisdom and Well-Being

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