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Leugh Leam – online Gaelic reading and conversation group

e-Sgoil and Comhairle nan Leabhraichean cooperating on new project


The Gaelic Books Council and e-Sgoil are establishing a new online Gaelic reading group, ‘Leugh Leam’ (‘read with me’). The group will meet monthly to discuss novels, short stories and non-fiction in Gaelic.

Using Vscene, Gaelic readers at all levels, in any area or country, will be able to take part, as long as they have some basic equipment available. While it will be possible to link in individually, from homes or offices, there will also be a chance to gather in various places as several groups will be linking in. Should you prefer to be in a room with other people you can come to e-Sgoil Stornoway (44 Francis Street), e-Sgoil Carinish (Old School House) or Comhairle nan Leabhraichean (the Gaelic Bookshop) in Glasgow (32 Mansfield Street). The most up-to-date list of venues can be found on www.gaelicbooks.org. If you stay somewhere else and are already part of a reading group, why not meet up that evening and join in the discussion?

The first meeting will take place at 7:00pm on Tuesday 26th June, when we will be discussing ‘An Nathair le Dà Shùil Dhearg’ by Màiri E. NicLeòid, published by Acair.

While this is a reading group, participants do not need to have finished the book to join in the discussion and the group will welcome readers at all levels, from learners to fluent speakers.

A 10% discount on the book will be available before the meeting through www.gaelicbooks.org using the code LEUGHLEAM1 and at www.acairbooks.com using the code Nathair10. The novel is also available as an e-book through iTunes and Kindle.

If you would like to participate, please contact Shelagh Campbell at Comhairle nan Leabhraichean (shelagh@gaelicbooks.org) and you will receive a link and instructions on how to use Vscene. The technology is simple to use – all you need is a computer with a webcam and microphone.

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