To Read Aloud: A Literary Toolbox for Wellbeing
Friday, 23 March 2018
St Cross College
£7 - £12.50
Italian author Francesco Dimitri says not only children benefit from having a story read to them – it also helps adults by promoting reflection and mindfulness.
Dimitri has put together 75 extracts from Cicero to Lewis Carroll and Robert Macfarlane and invites his readers to take 10 minutes out, sit down with somebody they care about and share them aloud. Dimitri will explain how reading aloud can connect us with our friends, help us to centre ourselves in the present and let us focus on what matters. And he will read some extracts from his book.
Dimitri is a writer of fiction and non-fiction based in London. He has worked for top business clients as a storytelling consultant and he is faculty member of the School of Life – a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence.
This event is part of Italian day at the festival.