Reading Sheffield event

Dear All

I thought this might be of interest – a web opening event, on Saturday 10 Sept. 2015, from 15.30 to 17.00, for a 1950s, 60s reading-evidence project. It looks good.

Their blurb is as follows

“RSVP You are most welcome but please contact Mary Grover on if you want to reserve a place.

Reading Sheffield has interviewed over 60 Sheffield readers about their reading in the 1940s and 50s. On our new website we are introducing one reader every week. This is just the beginning; so far 5 are available to view.

For each reader you will find

  • A Reading Journey
  • An audio recording of the interview
  • A transcript of the interview

Some are anonymous; this is by request. Reading Journeys are under Blog on the menu and interviews and audio under Readers’ Voices.

You will also find articles on local libraries, authors popular with our readers, research, artwork, events and poems by Sheffield poet Eleanor Brown written in response to the reading experiences of our interviewees.

Mary would be interested in your feedback, and glad to hear of and link our site to any similar projects to Reading Sheffield.

Thanks to Aviva, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Town Trust funding, an excellent team is working on the website. Many thanks if you managed to grapple with the Aviva process and vote for us. Hallam’s donation has helped fund some of Eleanor Brown’s poems (see Maiden Speech, Bloodaxe), the costs of the web designer and the next celebration for the many participants in the project, including, most importantly, the interviewees.

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