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7th August
to 31st August
50 You will earn 50 bronze points for completing this activity.
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YA Reading Group mentor

7th August to 31st August
We are looking for people with an interest in reading YA Fiction and in working with young people to act as reading mentors / workshop leaders for drop in sessions taking place in the Manchester Poetry Library during August.

Drop in reading group sessions for 12-14 year olds will happen in the Manchester Poetry Library from 7th August, taking place every Tuesday and Thursday.

The aim of these sessions is to engage young people with the poetry library’s collection of YA Verse Novels but the reading groups will be casual and will respond to topics of discussion as they arise.

Groups will be overseen by PhD student Connie Hamilton, who also teaches on the English Undergraduate degree programmes and who has been running a project around the Verse Novel collection this year.

We are looking for people with an interest in reading YA Fiction and in working with young people to join the groups to act as reading mentors.

You do not have to attend all sessions and can participate at a level that suits you. Working with Connie, you might want to lead some sessions or activities, or simply be an active participant in the group.

This is a pilot project and your input can inform the future direction of this project.

In A Nutshell...

  • Collaborate ... with other students to create reading workshops to engage 12-14 year olds
  • Create ... activities that will engage young readers
  • Discover ... the Poetry Library's Verse Novel collection for Young Adults
  • Enjoy ... discussing books with other, like-minded students
  • Earn up to 50 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 07/08/23 to 31/08/23
    Attendance at reading workshops
    As a reading mentor to support and sometimes lead activity in sessions for young readers aged 12-14. You need not attend all of the sessions but we would like you to be available to attend most of them.