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Gravity is a festival for our times that fuses great books and novels with intimate conversations about life’s ups and downs.
This year’s programme – which takes place online and in person – includes talks from guest speakers and wellbeing activities such as poetry walks, yoga and Shared Reading.
Tickets are on sale today at www.thereader.org.uk/get-
The charity behind the festival, The Reader, uses the power of literature and reading aloud to transform lives. The Reader’s founder, Jane Davis MBE, left school at 16 with two GCSEs, eventually returning to education as a young, single mother. Using literature for personal reflection was at the heart of The Reader magazine, which launched in 1997.
Jane Davis, commented:
“I started The Reader because I’d had experiences that showed me that great literature does something very real, very practical, for people. Stories, novels, poems and great scripts of all kinds are valuable because they tell us about who we are.
“If we share these reading experiences, we learn about each other as well as ourselves. Literature helps us deal with what the writer Jeanette Winterson calls ‘the normal problems of gravity’ and it does it without medicalising our difficult problems. If you think Gravity isn’t for you – I urge you to come anyway, sit, have a cuppa, see what happens.”
Hannah Chukwu, series editor of Penguin’s Black Britain: Writing Black, will be curating one day of yet to be announced events and conversations with special guests and speakers.
“I’m excited to be working with The Reader on curating events as part of Gravity festival 2022. The Reader is an extraordinary organisation that is pioneering the conversation around bringing literature to those who need it the most.
“This collaboration will create important conversations about the relationship between literature and representation that will leave audiences feeling inspired and hopeful about the possibilities opened up by more diverse literature.”
The countdown is on to September with more headline speakers, Shared Reading and wellbeing events, from yoga workshops to guided poetry walks, to be announced in the coming weeks along with access to the digital elements of the festival.
The Reader is supported by Arts Council England, The National Lottery Community Fund, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and the Steve Morgan Foundation.
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