Two successful short story reading groups have been set up
in Salford Community Libraries, and more are on their way. Led by experienced
reading group leader, Dr Mariana Casale O’Ryan, the groups are based at Walkden
and Worsley Village libraries, and have been meeting fortnightly since November
2013. Mariana lives in Worsley and has worked with the Reader Organisation and
runs several reading groups, The Reading Rooms (
Of course, short stories are great for people with a busy
life style, but group members are discovering that there’s much to them than
just a ‘quick read’.
“I’ve started reading in a different way”, said one group
member, “…starting to look out for details and other clues that I would have
glossed over if reading a novel”.
Another member, an occupational therapist by profession,
spoke of what he saw as the therapeutic value of the group sessions: “I'd had an awful day on Tuesday and after
the group felt much better. I think it's the considered way the 'human
experience' is handled which is no doubt a healthy activity… there is certainly
something bibliotherapeutic going on.”
Further groups are planned for other Salford libraries in
the Spring and later this year.
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