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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Sharing Stories 2014

I made this: Avid Reader at 12:45 pm

Leeds Book Club will be participating in the second Arts and Minds Network's Sharing Stories Project - to raise awareness of mental health; learning difficulties and autism through the use of fiction. 


Every two months, we'll read one of books listed below and pay special attention to descriptions, characters and plot that include those facing mental health issues. Hopefully, we will then take part in a vibrant discussion online, on social media and IRL at book clubs.

We'd be delighted to invite you to join us - if you'd like to offer a review of one (or more) of the books on the list, please drop me a line at leedsbookclub@gmail.com or via twitter (@leedsbookclub) or contact the ever-cheerful Tom via @ArtsMindsLeeds 

Where indicated, I’ll happily post blog posts anonymously – I appreciate that not everyone will want to discuss their personal reflections on a sensitive topic on a public forum like this. Obviously, on the other hand, I'll also include links to twitter names, your blogs and so on if so desired.

Also, read any books that feature mental health? Then let us know - the good, the bad and the ugly!


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2014
JAN & FEB: The Shock of the Fall - Nathan Filer
MAR & APR: Marbles - Ellen Forney
MAY & JUN: The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
JUL & AUG: Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healy
SEP & OCT: The Examined Life - Stephen Grosz
NOV & DEC: Stranger than Kindness - Mark A Radcliffe

2013
Feb: The Silver Linings Play Book - Matthew Quick 
Mar: The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson 
Apr: I had a black dog - Matthew Johnson 
May: Why be happy when you can be normal - Jeanette Winterson
Jun: Poppy Shakespeare - Clare Allan
Jul: 01 - Birthday Letters - Ted Hughes
Jul: 02 - Ariel - Sylvia Plath
Aug: Tender is the Night - F Scott Fitzgerald 
Sep: Day - A L Kennedy
Oct: Notes from an exhibition - Patrick Gale
Nov: A life too short - Ronald Reng 
Dec: Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte  


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Table of Contents - Guest Stars

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