Readers & Writers Programme Annual Report Published

PEN’s support has promoted reading and writing and encouraged all the children concerned to become more involved in reading books and writing stories. Our school is in a disadvantaged area and we would not be able to access author visits without PEN’s support. We feel very privileged and blessed to be a recipient of such enriching assistance.


Grahame Watts, Headteacher, Christ Church CE Primary School, Bootle, Merseyside

As quoted in the PEN Readers & Writers Annual Report 2004


In 2004 the Readers and Writers Programme reached almost 2000 individuals from underserved communities with an uplifting and inspiring combination of books and author visits. Pupils from struggling schools in disadvantaged areas, prison inmates and members of community initiatives all participated in the programme, with lasting benefits all round.

The Readers & Writers Programme aims to

  • inspire and challenge readers
  • underscore the promotion of literacy
  • stimulate an interest in reading and books.

Our annual report, which details the programme’s activities in 2004, is available to read by clicking here (adobe pdf format).

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