International Literacy Day shelfie special

Today is International Literacy Day, an annual celebration of reading and writing to emphasise the importance of literacy as a human right and the importance of lifelong literacy learning for youth and adults. 

International Literacy Day 2020 focuses on “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”, during a turbulent year when many people have been turning to poetry.

The Poetry Society is marking the day with a series of “shelfies” from among its staff, featuring their bookshelves at home, a cornucopia of books to provide inspiration for new reading and writing. Look out for these also during the week on The Poetry Society’s Twitter.

8 September 2020