‘Human books’ for loan from library

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It is said everyone has one book in them, and in most cases, that is where it should stay.

However, if you have a story worth telling you could become a best-seller without having to write a novel.

Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) is looking for people to become a “living book” for its latest project, the Human Library.

Volunteers who have faced prejudice in their lives, and are ready to tell their tale, will recieve training to hone and tell their story.

They will then be available for ‘loan’ at libraries across the county.

A BCA spokesperson said: “Human Library has become a worldwide phenomenon since it began in 2000 in Denmark. It’s about creating a space for dialogue, where the books are people and reading is a conversation.”

She added: “This is a chance to promote dialogue, reduce prejudice and encourage greater understanding in Bedfordshire, in a positive and often humorous way.”

The human book volunteers will need to be available at Flitwick Library for at least one of the three Saturdays from October 18 to November 1.

To apply and for more information email janu@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk, go to www.bedfordcreativearts.org.uk or call 01234 818670.