Join us on National Poetry Day Thursday 28th September at 11.45, where ever you are, and read for 10 minutes!

At 11.45 am performance poet Dom Berry will be leading a crowd outside St Peter’s Square to literally stop what they’re doing and read.  There will be 6 BookBenches placed in the square for passers-by and office workers to join local school children in reading for 10 minutes.

While pupils, teachers and employees from local businesses drop everything and read in St Peter’s Square everyone across the city can join in too by reading at the same time in their homes, schools workplaces, bus stops, in a waiting room, where ever you may be! 

Any reading is good reading from poems, novels, magazines and  newspapers to comics, recipes and even blog posts!

Three local schools will also celebrate National Poetry Day at Manchester Central Library from 10am. Pupils will enjoy a morning of entertainment from local poet and Read Manchester ambassador Dom Berry, before moving outside to St Peter’s Square to read.

This is part of Read Manchester’s campaign to spread the health and well-being message about reading.

Show your support by posting on social media with #ReadMCR.