We’re launching a new Book Chat group in the Library open to all Manchester Metropolitan students.
You can join us every fortnight to chat about your favourite fiction, non-fiction or poetry over free coffee and biscuits.
Our first chat will be at 2–3pm, Wednesday 7th February in All Saints Library Chat Zone.
What Are Book Chats?
Book chats are similar in format to book clubs, but crucially there doesn’t need to be a specific book which everyone in the group has to read.
When we first discussed starting a book group to support student wellbeing, we found that some book club members can be put off from attending if they haven’t read the book.
So instead of relieving stress, the club itself can become a source of it.
Book chats remove that issue by making the group about literature more generally, with a focus on chatting rather than reading. You can talk about books you love or relate to, something interesting you’ve read recently, and try out some interactive activities. We didn’t want to create more work for students — reading should be fun, after all — so the book chats are a way to reconnect with your enjoyment of reading, no matter which subject you are studying.
We’ll be working with our colleagues in Counselling, Health and Wellbeing to lead the sessions in the Library Chat Zone.
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