Join the Reading Round! Now on Zoom

Mon 13th April - Sun 31st May
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

While the GTG is temporarily closed to the public, we are hosting the Reading Rounds online as Zoom chats! Join in every Monday from 12pm to 1.30pm.

Please email us at the address below to join in – everyone is welcome even if you haven’t taken part before! And if you’re not already on Zoom, don’t worry – the invitation that you will receive will take you to their website with instructions of how to download and log on.

Our Reading Round weekly sessions are led by author and critic Brian McAvera, former Fellow and lector of the Royal Literary Fund.

There is no preparation or homework required – it’s simply for the pure enjoyment of reading. 

Handouts of the stories, extracts and articles will be provided each week, which the group reads together and then discusses in depth. Guided by McAvera, the group will explore the layers of each text, from the literary techniques used by the writers to genre and style.

The Royal Literary Fund Reading Rounds are a network of reading groups across the UK. Each group is run by former RLF Fellows, all published authors of literary merit who offer a unique, writerly perspective on the texts under discussion. Read more about the Royal Literary Fund here.

How do I sign up?

  • Email marking it ‘Reading Round.’
  • Confirm that you are happy to sign up for the next series of 90-minute sessions.
  • Give us a contact address, phone number and email.

Applicants will be sent further information once they confirm their interest in the scheme. Places are limited, so sign up today! Happy reading!