Footsteps Festival 2021

Book Club/Book Plug

22/04/2021

Book Plug/Book Club

Join us for a monthly book themed event!

We are going to alternate our Book Plug/Book Club events each month.

Book Plug 22nd April 7pm BST/2pm EST

There is a lot of information available, but we know it can be hard to
find voices you connect with. We are delighted to offer this event where
authors can plug their own work or people living with pain can plug a
book they are really passionate about.

At the launch, we will hear from Tom who has a free e-book “Chronic pain
won’t stop me [1]”, blog [2] and Facebook group [3] aimed at changing
the way we think about and manage chronic pain. We will hear how Tom’s
understanding has improved his ability to manage chronic pain and the
strategies that have most helped him.

Book Club 26th May 7pm BST/2pm EST

Reading can be a challenge for those living with pain or a wonderful
distraction. This book club will be designed to offer people a chance to
reconnect with reading in a supportive group and for those who already
read regularly, an opportunity to read something different. We look
forward to discussing a book, regardless of whether you finished it or
not!

The first book up for discussion is The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy
Lefteri. [4]

Getting into the habit of reading when you experience pain can be
difficult. This podcast may be helpful [5]. Know that you are not alone.

Links:
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[1] https://www.chronicpainchampions.com/book-landing.html
[2] https://www.chronicpainchampions.com/
[3] https://www.facebook.com/groups/painchampions/
[4]https://www.google.com/search?q=the+beekeeper+of+aleppo+by+christy+lefteri&client=firefox-b-d&sxsrf=ALeKk01_aPU8Lw9dymIXXZc6MX7FXBEsuw%3A1616765994784&ei=KuRdYMa5L8HDgQbShJCIAQ&oq=the+beekeeper+of+aleppo+by+c&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMYADICCAAyAggAMgYIABAWEB4yBggAEBYQHjIGCAAQFhAeMgYIABAWEB4yBggAEBYQHjIGCAAQFhAeMgYIABAWEB4yBggAEBYQHjoHCCMQsAMQJzoHCC4QsAMQQzoHCAAQsAMQQzoECAAQQzoCCC5Qt0RYuGZg4HFoAnACeACAAc8DiAGxCpIBCTIuMi4yLjAuMZgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXrIAQrAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz
[5]https://soundcloud.com/therestroompod/how-to-read-more-when-you-live-with-chronic-illness

 

It is hoped this event will run every 2 months to give everyone a chance to get and read the book.
We don’t want finances to be a barrier to anyone, so wherever possible use your local library to access the title as an e-book, audiobook, paperback, or hardback. Most libraries now have apps where you can download titles.
Libraries will hopefully open in April. If your local library doesn’t have the title you want, you may be able to reserve it or get it sent to your local library from another one in your council area.
Charity shops are also a great resource for good reads at a fraction of the cost.
We would welcome people interested in this club to suggest books to read. We would be happy to support you to pose questions or co-host the event. The organising team is on hand to help in any way.

22nd April 7pm BST/2pm EST

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