This time (on 16th of March) Reading Club met a British author Alice Allan with her debut novel "Open my eyes that I may see marvellous things".  She held the discussion about her book including the the methods about how to  boost creative habits and critical thinking skills in life. She also mentioned that in order to maintain some creativity in ourselves we have to wake up our childhood. Children are always eager to explore, experiment, try something new unless someone tells them "You can’t do this". Students could practice how fascinating and challenging it feels to write a description of a place or a person using only touching, hearing and feeling senses, excluding the eyes.

About the author:

Originally from rural Devon, Alice Allan changed her career as an actress into public health field and worked as a lactation  consultant in public hospitals in Addis Ababa. There she taught about breastfeeding, skin-to-skin and kangaroo care for premature babies. She wrote several articles about mothering and breastfeeding on publications like Breastfeeding Today, Midwives and The Mother Magazine. She currently lives in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with her diplomat husband, two daughters and a large Ethiopian street dog called Frank. 

About LRC Reading Club:

Learning Resource Centre at Westminster International University every week on Friday (13.30) discusses a part of a novel or a story. The Club is open to all students and staff members of WIUT who are interested in reading and making new friends at the pace of related activities and discussion. Feel free to send your suggestions for our coming Reading Club sessions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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