Welcome to the




What we do

The Reading Revolution coordinates and trains volunteers and Librarians running shared reading groups.

Shared Reading Groups

We read short stories and poetry aloud in small groups then talk about it.


Become a Reader Leader and share your love of reading with our exciting and unique project!


Want to offer meaningful connections with unique community groups through reading?

Read to Lead training

Welcome to Read to Lead- your opportunity to become a Reader Leader!

Shared Reading in action

Aotearoa Literary Hub

Each month we feature the work of a NZ or Pasifika writer through the lens of shared reading. We ask our Reader Leaders to use a short story or poem by our featured writer and contribute feedback on how the work was used within their community. We conclude each month with a fabulous event for our community.  Some of these events will feature the writers themselves and they will be held in person or via Zoom. Through ALH we want to strengthen our communities’ connection to our local literature, authors, publishers and booksellers.

Jack Remiel Cottrell 

Jack Remiel Cottrell is an itinerant flash fiction and short story writer with a sideline as a volunteer rugby referee. He also runs workshops teaching the art of flash fiction to students in rural secondary schools. Jack won the 2020 Wallace Foundation Prize for best manuscript, and has been shortlisted for a Sir Julius Vogel Award in 2020 and 2022.

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What can shared reading do for me?


96% feel more connected to others through shared reading.

Have fun

100% had fun on the Read to Lead training course.

Improve wellbeing

96% say shared reading improves my wellbeing.


86% say shared reading uplifts my mood.

Support our mahi!

Help us professionally train Reader Leaders to run shared reading groups promoting social inclusion – uplifting hearts & minds!

The News

What’s going on in the revolution.

Craigweil Care Home

Craigweil Care Home, Parakai, 143 Parkhurst Road, Parakai 0830 Private Group for residents onlyTrialling June/July 2021Please message us to enquire about this project.

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Bilingual Reading Group

Come try out an exciting new bilingual shared reading group in English & Mandarin! Tell your friends! Invite your mum/auntie/anyone you love!7pm Saturdays on Zoom.

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