Hazel’s Bio Reading is a very important part of my life, whether a book (my preference) or on kindle (so useful on holiday). Technology has changed my reading habits in some ways – reference books that were, at one time, widely used in finding the last elusive answers to a crossword, are now languishing in […]
Bournemouth Workshop: Mobility and Access
We chose the theme 'Mobility and Access' for our first workshop as these are often the first things people talk about when we ask them about why they like their digital devices! Some of the stories below reflect closely on the theme, others take their own very individual path!!
Gail’s Bio I read lots of contemporary fiction and have an interest in child narrators. Other sources of reading include subtitles on foreign language films, Facebook and Twitter plus drafts of my own writing.
Barbara’s Bio Escaped teacher and founder of Oil Your English language services and reading groups. I want people to read so they think and examine life through a magnifying glass.
Alan’s Bio Born in the Midlands in the middle of the Second World War, I became an avid reader at an early age. On leaving Grammar School, I began a career in Local Government, initially in Administration (awarded Diploma In Municipal Administration) later moving to Personnel Management (became a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel Management). […]
Geoff and Patricia’s Bio Over 40 years ago Geoff was introduced to Patricia who was an avid reader whilst he was not. On their first holiday together she bought him a copy of The Godfather, and he became hooked. They both spend many hours reading, especially when on holiday though for convenience they both have […]
Gregory’s Bio Born in Chase Farm Hospital in London where my mother was a Staff Nurse. Because of my father’s health, his doctor advised moving to the coast. Hence to Poole we came in late 50’s. My father died about 1980, my mother in 1998. I suffer from depression, insomnia, self harm, suicidal, PTSD, Asperger’s, […]
Jackie’s Bio Grammar School educated, secretarial college, then worked in the City for ten years. Married, had three children and seven grandchildren. Active member of WI and NWR most of married life. Textile artist and avid reader—all types of fiction, but prefer thrillers, and non-fiction books on many subjects, mainly art, craft and science.
Mary’s Bio I remember learning to read easily. There were no books at home so cornflake boxes, packaging and newspapers were what we had for practice. Later the local library was a favourite place and books took me to other places, peoples and times. Historical fiction made sense of the cold facts of school lessons. […]
Carrie’s Bio Carrie Carrie is a reader, writer, spoken word performer and workshop facilitator currently based in Bournemouth. She has a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing with Philosophy (her dissertation focused on fictional and nonfictional selves) and an MA in English Literature (her dissertation focused on space, time and fictional psychopharmaceuticals in the novels and […]
Mary’s Bio I was not born into a “bookish” family, books were an expensive luxury we could ill afford. So libraries played an important part in my childhood during the thirties and forties. Once I became absorbed in a book it had to be prised from my hands in order to attend to other activities […]
Kit’s Bio Kit is in his early sixties. He works part-time at Sainsbury’s, and volunteers as a Poole Heath Walks leader, co-facilitator of a new mental health peer-support group, transcribing Poole Museum documents, and at the Wallisdown Sue Ryder shop. He uses his iPad for reading news online, and computers for his work at the […]