RIPLEY and Distric U3A has taken part in a reading group, which received a visit from Derbyshire Reading Champion Berlie Doherty.
She spoke about her role and her experiences as a very prolific writer.
Being a Reading Champion involves promoting and encouraging reading. Berlie achieves this by visiting schools, reading groups and residential homes to advise and support all kinds of readers.
She is passionate about the benefits that reading can bring and welcomed the opportunity her role as Reading Champion gave her.