Reading at the Sidney Cooper Gallery

I had a wonderful time last Wednesday night reading from the Unsung Stories edition of Déjà Vu. The event formed part of the Writing Comes Alive programme, which is sponsored by Canterbury Christ Church University.

It’s always a bit tricky making these occasions interesting. My golden rules were to read short extracts (two, totalling about twenty minutes) and be as friendly as possible during the question-and-answer session.

Many thanks to the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Andrew Palmer for compering, and Craig Dadds for all his support.

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In Defence of Readers

Mandy Brown writes a thoughtful post on reading in the digital age.

The web is still a noisy, crowded place—but it’s also limitless, and surely we can find space enough for reading—a space where the text speaks to the reader and the reader does not strain to hear.

The topic of online reading skills surfaces regularly among my university colleagues. Are the kids getting worse? Continue reading In Defence of Readers