Reading Poetry Festival and Reading in Secure Environments (RISE)

Reading Poetry Festival is delighted to be working with The Reader Organization as one of its literature festival partners in the RISE programme of events. RISE is an important year long pilot project funded by the Arts Council that brings contemporary writers to both public audiences and to readers in secure criminal justice and mental health settings.


Before his appearance at the Reading Poetry Festival on Friday 7 June, John Hegley will visit HMP Reading to read from and talk about his poetry with people who take part in The Reader Organisation’s weekly Get Into Reading groups. To find out more visit the blog at and for the Festival 

About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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