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Frequently asked questions.

Calling all book groups!

Hands hold a reading book open
12 December 2019

Would your book group like to get involved in Books Unlocked? It’s a National Literacy Trust project that connects book groups in schools, the community and prisons.

 

You’ll receive copies of a Man Booker Prize shortlisted book to read and review, and will join in the discussion with a book group at HMP/YOI Chelmsford.  

 

Groups who took part in 2017 and 2018 found the experience richly rewarding: “I read a book I would never have read otherwise and enjoyed it greatly,” was one comment. Another participant said, “This has energised us to continue to be involved more with discussing the books, taking into consideration people’s thoughts from all walks of life.”

 

If your group would like to take part, please email reading.groups@essex.gov.uk.