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Sponsored Read-a-Thon for World Book day, 4th March

English Literature students are marking World Book Day next Tuesday with a sponsored reading of Laurie Lee’s Cider With Rosie. All proceeds go to the Booktrust.

The event celebrates the power of reading to change lives, and draws on the School of Humanities’ many connections with Gloucestershire writers. Each year we sponsor the Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, and the University Archives have extensive holdings of Gloucestershire Poets, Writers and Artists’ work.

Organiser Melody Grace writes:

Today in the UK, three in ten children are living in households that do not contain a single book. This year Booktrust have launched the Children’s Reading Fund to support children with additional needs, disadvantaged children and children in care. They want to help children throughout the UK enjoy books, reading and the lifelong benefits they can bring, and your participation could make a real difference.

On the 4th March, the English Literature course hosts a sponsored Readathon of Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee. It will begin in TC001 at 3:15-and end in TC002A by 9:15 at the absolute latest. Refreshments will be provided!

Please support this student-led event and help to spread the gift of reading that we take so much for granted.
Cider with Rosie Read-a-Thon
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Francis Close Hall TC001 (Main lecture theatre)
3:15 till evening
Refreshments provided

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