The Readers' Voice 2010

A Second Convention for Readers and Reading Groups 

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The Readers' Voice 2010
On line Discussion

Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë

following the Convention
A free downloadable e-Book is available here 

Articles from

Readers' Voice
Convention 2009

can be found here.

The Readers' Voice

Authors read by
Books on the Broad
Reading Group: 

Chinua Achebe
Kingsley Amis
Martin Amis
Paul Auster
Pat Barker
Julian Barnes
Saul Bellow
Peter Carey
Lewis Carroll
Angela Carter
Joseph Conrad
Anita Desai
Kiran Desai
Charles Dickens
JP Donleavy
Ralph Ellison
F Scott Fitzgerald
E M Forster
Elizabeth Grant
Graham Greene
Kate Grenville
Mohsin Hamid
Ernest Hemingway
Alan Hollinghurst
Khaled Hosseini
Kazuo Ishiguro
Franz Kafka
Yasmina Khadra
Barbara Kingsolver
Matthew Kneale
Hanif Kureishi
DH Lawrence
Harper Lee
Stanislaw Lem
Doris Lessing
Marina Lewycka
Amin Malouf
Hilary Mantel
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Carson McCullers
Ian McEwan
John McGahern
Andrew Miller
David Mitchell
Vladimir Nabokov
Irène Némirovsky
Jeff Noon
Ben Okri
Orhan Pamuk
Iain Pears
Annie Proulx
Philip Pullman
Ian Rankin
Philip Reeve
Philip Roth
Salman Rushdie
Jean-Paul Sartre
Gillian Slovo
Wesley Stace
John Steinbeck
Kurt Vonnegut
Paul Waters
Evelyn Waugh
Jeanette Winterson
Virginia Wolf
Richard Yates
Marguerite Yourcenar

For details go to the group's website 
 where our newsletters can be downloaded


We are pleased to announce that

The Readers' Voice 

Second Convention

will take place on

Saturday, 27 March, 2010


Jesus College, Oxford

For further details use the navigation bar on the left.

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WELCOME. We are very pleased to be running our Second Convention this year, focusing, as before, entirely on the interests of readers and reading groups. We have a whole new programme of talks, debates and other events lead by speakers whose expertise and passion for books we are extremely fortunate to have on board. We also welcome for the first time to talk to us a reading group from The Mayflower Bookshop, in Leiden, Holland, twinned with Oxford. We hope that you will find in this new event much that will interest and inform you, including ideas for sharing with others the benefits and pleasures of reading.

The Convention will provide an opportunity for readers and reading groups 

    • to network with like-minded people; 
    • to meet experts from the book world; 
    • to participate in discussions and workshops covering a wide range of reader interests; 
    • to learn about and perhaps join shared reading projects at work in the community. 

"Books on the Broad has developed a ‘novel’ approach to encouraging not just a love of reading, but also of communication, understanding, and friendship."
Alison Rowe,
Big Lottery Fund
Head of South East region 2009

"We wanted to set up the convention in response to the literary festivals which focus on writers and celebrities rather than readers; we felt readers needed a voice as well. Now [...] they will have one."
Kate Wilson,
The Readers' Voice 2009

" (..) great event last year in Oxford. A whole day focused on books, organised by a book group. The great news is they are doing it again this year. The event is not for profit - they just want to share the good things about reading books. " 
Sarah Milford,
Bretherton Reading Group,

Books on the Broad Reading Group Newsletters

There will be a collection of books for

during the Convention

The Readers' Voice 2009

On line Discussion

For the On-line Discussion of

God's Own Country

by Ross Raisin

following The Readers' Voice Convention 2009

Click HERE for details