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Event Details

  • Date:19 Aug 2024

  • Time:02:00pm - 03:00pm

  • Location: Online

Event Description

Bibliotherapy is the practice of reading books, short stories, poetry or non-fiction to support, guide and comfort us during challenging times.  

Join our vibrant community in this monthly online series, where you can experience the nourishing power of words and foster common connections by immersing yourself in listening to and exploring stories. This shared experience empowers us to explore the thoughts and feelings that these stories present to us and, in doing so, offers us the opportunity to be curious about our own stories.   

Led by esteemed bibliotherapist Dr Susan McLaine who will read out selected texts and lead guided reflection, these Mindful Reading sessions are also an opportunity to meet like-minded Vision Australia community members in a safe space.  

Mindful Reading is open to Vision Australia Library members aged 18+ and runs online over five monthly sessions from 2:00pm – 3:00pm AEST on the third Monday of the month:  August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16.

About Dr Susan McLaine 

Dr Susan McLaine is the creative director of Bibliotherapy Australia. 

For more than 14 years, she has researched, delivered, written, and spoken about bibliotherapy in Australia and internationally. She provides bibliotherapy to healthy-minded people who want to live their best lives and to highly vulnerable people who need support to move ahead in their lives.

More recently Susan created the popular and unique Bibliotherapy with State Library Victoria podcast series, offering bibliotherapy in a facilitated self-reflective format for both adults and children.


This course is free to attend.  Registration is open to Vision Australia Library members aged 18+.

To register your attendance please sign up via this link.