Friday, 12 April 2013

So the big project for this year has launched this week. Try Reading links 30 library authorities across the north of England in a project that promotes reading, writing and drama alongside the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
Over 150 events, including author talks, writing workshops and drama events will take place across the North West, Yorkshire and Humber regions between April and November 2013. Libraries will be working with local clubs and supporters’ groups as well as schools and other interested organisations.
We are extremely  grateful to Arts Council England who are supporting us with lottery funds through Grants For the Arts. We are also grateful to our new partners at The Rugby League World Cup 2013 who have seen the opportunity to reach new audiences via public libraries and clearly understand how a love of sport and love of reading and writing can go hand in hand. The Reading Agency has also linked its 2013 Six Book Challenge to the RLWC 2013 and the Try Reading project.
This is the biggest project NW Time To Read authorities will have engaged in and we are looking forward to a very different sort of sporting  year. For all the Try Reading information and news visit the new website

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