This summer I had the exciting opportunity to apply to be a Reader in Residence, my application was successful and Warwickshire Libraries now have me in role at Rugby Library. The position started in September and runs until March 2018.
Following meetings on site, emails and team meetings I spent a month planning and promoting the first workshop ‘Writing A Book Review’.
My group comprised of talented, experienced writers. It was lovely to watch the enthusiasm during the session as people relaxed and got to know each other. One of the great spin offs from this event was the networking opportunities. I am certain some of the participants will keep in contact with each other and explore what the county has to offer.
I was happy with how the workshop went, after spending several days tweaking plans and making sure the massive amount of input could be covered in the time we had available. We did just fit it all in, the most important elements were given as a handout at the end.
I opted for a very informal evaluation, but was too anxious to read people’s feedback straight away.
It was very positive and useful. We plan to repeat the workshop next year with some members from the various Reading Groups associated with Rugby Library – and the general public, so if you missed it and you fancy learning some Top Tips and insights, look out for further promotion in the Library and on Eventbrite.
An amazing amount of interesting information in an hour and a half.
An inspiring afternoon.
I found this afternoon encouraging for my writing in the future.
I love getting together with people who love to read!
Enjoyed the workshop, you have a calm, free-spirited air about you.
Overall, extremely enjoyable and more importantly, informative.
The ideas mentioned are going to be really helpful.
Informative and useful.
Great to meet like-minded people.
It inspired me to write and read more.
Really well structured session with great tips.
Relaxed atmosphere, I really enjoyed it.
© Rugby Library 2017
It was a relief to know everyone had enjoyed it and the information helped and inspired them. I can now pass all the good news onto the team at Rugby Library.
The team were very supportive today, huge thanks to those involved in ensuring this event ran smoothly, for taking photos, bringing us more hot water for a 2nd round of caffeine -much needed as we were whizzing through at a great pace! For the biscuits/refreshments & setting up the space.
Thanks to Ann Brine (Manager Rugby Library) for coming to evaluate and debrief. The session went really well and I am now ready for my next Reader in Residence mission, watch this space!
Thanks also to Roz Goddard at WMRN.