UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Sally Allen Speaks about Reading’s Health Benefits at Westport Weston Family Y Oct.14th

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Sally Allen Speaks about Reading’s Health Benefits at Westport Weston Family Y Oct.14th


Sally Allen Speaks about Reading’s Health Benefits

at Westport Weston Family Y October 14

By Aline Weiller

 

            October 6, 2016 (WESTPORT, Conn.) -- Can reading improve your health? According to
science, it sure can. Sally Allen, award-winning author of Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers (Griffins Wharf, November 2015), will share a variety of ways reading can positively affect your well-being on Friday, October 14 from 11:45 - 12:30 pm at the Westport Weston YMCA (Schine Meeting Room), 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport. The author’s Wellness Talk will be followed by a book signing and door prize giveaway. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome.

            In addition to discussing the health benefits of reading, Allen will also address curating a reading list and unique book clubbing ideas. The author has always loved books, almost to a fault. At the age of eight, she was nearly sent home from a friend’s birthday party for reading during the festivities. A lifelong avid reader, Allen is a writer, college instructor, book group moderator and founder and editor of the book news website, Books, Ink at Hamlethub. She holds a PhD in English Education and MA in English Literature and has taught expository writing, literature, and communications to undergraduates at New York University, Fairfield University, and Post University. The author also facilitates private book group discussions, and her writing about books has appeared in print and online magazines and news sites. Allen’s experiences as a reader, writer, and teacher collectively led to Unlocking Worlds.
Westport author, Sally Allen, will speak about the health benefits of reading at the Westport-Weston YMCA on Friday, October 14th from 11:45-12:30. Admission is free; all are welcome.


            “I’m excited to share ways in which books can enrich lives and improve health. My joy -- whether through writing my book, serving as the Editor of Books, Ink, or leading presentations such as this Wellness Talk -- is to generate conversation with and among book lovers,” said Allen.

             For more information on Sally Allen or to reserve her for an appearance, visit www.sallyallenbooks.com

PHOTO CREDIT: Jessica Collins

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