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Public Libraries in NW England support writers from the region by buying their books and inviting them in to events to meet readers.
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By Helen Dunmore
A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family.
Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life.
Since 2002, Time to Read have been showcasing writers and books strongly linked to the North West for your enjoyment.
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The North West contains a wonderful pot of writing talent who love to engage with groups, young and old, to spread their love of writing.
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From book readings, through discussion groups to performance – a good book gets the world talking.
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Browse our archive of activities and practical promotion techniques for attracting new readers into libraries.
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In this area you will
find a range of resources to support reader development practice. The pages
include Time To Read's promotional downloads, toolkits and training
modules, as well as a discussion forum. These are currently only available to
staff from subscribing Time To Read Authorities.
Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 21 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.
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