Join the Read Aloud Movement. Attend a To Read Aloud salon led by Francesco Dimitri, 
or throw your own Read Aloud party from the comfort of your own home. 

Reading aloud – and listening – used to be a widely enjoyed leisure activity. The time has come to rediscover it. To Read Aloud events are a new kind of pop up literary salon based on the book, To Read Aloud. These events bring adults together to read each other pieces of literature tackling the bigger and smaller themes of life, from love, to loss, chaos and wonder. These events and the book aim to improve people’s life, through literature and real human connection. The author, Francesco Dimitri, has created an entertaining format, helping to ease participants into the right state of mind to lead them on an artfully curated journey, to gather pieces of wisdom old and new, experience moments of shared mindfulness, and make new friends or reconnect with old ones.


Join Francesco at the following events


Sunday 18th February 2018

Artigiano, Sunday Assembly, Reading, 14.00

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Friday 23rd March 2018

St Cross College, Oxford Literary Festival, 12.00-13.00

Please note, this is a talk and not a participant event

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If you would be interested in hosting a public event with Francesco Dimitri,
please contact Blake Brooks via


How to throw your own Read Aloud Party