What is the
Reading Revolution?

The Reading Revolution provides access to great literature. We run shared reading groups where participants listen to short stories and poems read aloud. The group then discuss ideas, thoughts and feelings about the readings. Together we mull over different parts of the story or poem that strike us as interesting, listening carefully to each other and agreeing or disagreeing in a respectful and supportive fashion.

Reading aloud gives a different experience of reading for both the listeners and the reader. It naturally slows the text down and creates a relaxed atmosphere. Different aspects of the text may rise to the attention of the group when hearing them spoken aloud. There is no pressure to speak or provide a detailed intellectual analysis of the poem or story, in fact even the simple contribution of “I don’t understand this part…” may provide a welcome opportunity for another group member to chime in to the discussion. Sharing our thoughts provides a richer interpretation than we can achieve when reading alone.

"It's relaxing."

February 3, 2016

The bigger picture

What is going on?


Reading Revolution East Coast Bays Library, Bute Road, Browns Bay, Auckland Wednesdays beginning  24 October 2018 10:00am 

4/3029 Great North Rd, New Lynn, Auckland Wednesdays 10:30am Private group for Odyssey House clients and staff

Pānui Tahi (Shared reading group) Mondays 2:00pm Cathedral Lounge – Tawa Come along and listen to stories and poetry read...
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Pānui Tahi @ Communicare CMA Friendship Centres Term 2 2019 dates Royal Oak Mondays: term 1 dates TBC Baptist Church...
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Our people

Volunteer coordinator

I trained in Liverpool with The Reader Organisation in January 2015. I came home and trialled shared reading in diverse...
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I have worked as an artist and arts educator for the past 30 years in New Zealand. I have known...
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I have a background in hospitality working in restaurants around Auckland for many years, I am now working with TAPAC...
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Reader leader trainer

With my Arts and Law degree I was lucky enough to explore the literature field and develop my appreciation and...
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