Canal Readings

Come and read with us! As part of our canal walk and readings programme at Netherton Library, we’ve been spending time immersing ourselves in nature while we get lost in a good story.

Michelle Barrett has been leading us through these readings, curated to match the conversations and questions that arise during our walks alongside the water. Together, we’re exploring our connections with the canal and the world around it.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of their reading skills. But if you can’t join us in person or fancy a re-read, we wanted to share the readings we’ve been discussing. Check back for more as our reading group continues on the 1st August.

Session One – Air Quality

Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson

Wild Flower by John Wyndham

Session Two – Slowness

Wood Grouse on High Promontory Overlooking Canada by David Guterson

Through the Tunnel – Doris Lessing

Species by Tishani Doshi

Messenger by Mary Oliver