About

What is Richmond Reading Round?

Developed and sponsored by the Royal Literary Fund, Reading Round groups provide a venue, a guide (or ‘lector’), great company, and a stimulating selection of texts – fiction/ non-fiction/ poetry/ drama – which are all aimed to delight, inform and challenge.  Every Reading Round group develops its own character and the selection of texts can be tailored to fit! 

Reading Round groups are a wonderful way to meet people and to come face-to-face with writers, ideas and literary genres you might otherwise have missed.  We all lead busy lives so no advance preparation is required.  Copies of texts are provided each week.  Extracts are read aloud then your group lector will guide you through the text and open up a discussion.  Reading is mostly done alone; if you’ve not tried it before, reading within a group can be an inspirational experience. 

I hope you’ll join us.  Use the contact form on this website and we’ll get back to you. 

Places are free of charge.  A waiting list will be set up once the maximum number (12) is reached and you will be informed when a place becomes available.

Who is Linda Buckley-Archer?

I’m a professional writer and have published four novels and written drama for BBC Radio 4 and BBC1.  I review children’s fiction for the Guardian.  I was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow 2013-15, and have a PhD (in Creative Writing) from Goldsmiths College where I am currently an associate lecturer.  I have lived in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames for over thirty years.