Thursday, October 06, 2016

IN recognition of the many benefits of reading, the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is hosting a public reading of Waterfordians’ favourite pieces of prose / poetry at a special event called We haven’t had an Earthquake lately, which will take place in The Book Centre Waterford tomorrow (Oct 7) as part of the 2016 Well festival of arts and wellbeing. The event will be hosted by the well-known voice of Nichola Beresford.

In the words of Stefanie Fleischer of WHAT who organises the event each year: ‘Research from the University of Liverpool revealed that people who read as little as 30 minutes a week are 35 per cent more likely to have greater life experience. The research showed that regular readers for pleasure reported fewer feelings of stress and depression than non-readers, and stronger feelings of relaxation. What better reason therefore than to celebrate reading as part of the Well festival?’

This is the fifth time that the Waterford Healing Arts Trust has hosted this unique literary event which grows in popularity each year.

For information on all the events in the 2016 Well festival, see

This special event is sponsored by The Book Centre Waterford.  For more information contact Stefanie Fleischer / Mary Grehan at 051-842664 or e-mail [email protected].

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