August 6, 2012 by Sarah M
// By Tim Sturrock //
To share the fun that goes with breaking open a paperback and entering another world, a group of residents in Northeast have launched a program in order to connect both readers as well as writers.
Northeast Reads is loosely based on Chicago Reads and other cities’ reading programs.
“Book clubs are a wonderful way to socialize around a shared experience,” said Lynn Lurvey, one of Northeast Reads’ organizers and a reading coach at Northeast Middle School. She added that the program hopes to have wide appeal to both adults and children. “Kids can see reading as something that is isolated but it’s also something very social.” There are already several reading and writers’ groups listed on the group’s Website, but as publicity and word spreads, she expects the idea and the website to grow.
She said for now the plan is to keep the program focused on the Northeast community, she said.
“We’re hoping that people will begin making any book club open to the public,” she said.