Royal Literary Fund
Listening to stories & poems,
and talking about them
an invitation from the Royal Literary Fund

Michelle Lovric


The R.L.F has appointed Michelle Lovric to lead a new reading group in Bankside, with 12 places for people who live or work locally.

Reading Round is free. There’s no tech, no advance reading, no books to buy ‐ just the sheer pleasure of sharing and talking about great writing ‐ in person, in a lovely space. (Covid permitting, of course). Over a year, you'll be introduced to stories, essays, memoirs and poems of all kinds ‐ moving, comical, beautiful or strange.


Reading Round Bankside starts in October 2021.

A note from Michelle Lovric about Reading Round, Bankside.

Dear Readers,

Covid permitting, the Bankside Reading Round sessions will take place on Tuesdays 6pm — 7.30pm, starting October 12th, 2021.

Sessions are weekly, with breaks around school holidays, until July 2022.
There's no reading in advance or books to buy. You absolutely don't need to be a big reader already — all the stories and poems will be read aloud to you. When discussing, there are no right or wrong answers and everyone's voice is equal.

I'm hoping to create a diverse, friendly group with a wide range of experience and viewpoints. The ‘role in common’ for this group is being local to Bankside as a resident or for your work.

All that's required of participants is a real commitment to attend most of the 30 sessions between October 2021 and July 2022. If you cannot commit to that, or if you’d have problems attending punctually, then this group isn't for you.

Please note that this is not a forum for your creative writing — or my own. I do teach and mentor prose and poetry, but that's separate to Reading Round.

If Reading Round sounds right for you, I'd be delighted to receive an email from you with

  1. A few words (no more than three lines) about yourself
  2. A few words about why you'd like to be part of a Reading Round

please email by September 15th 2021.



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