JK Rowling visits jail to support inmates reading efforts

March 29th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin  

London, Mar 29 (ANI): Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has motivated prisoners learning to read by visiting them in jail.

The best-selling author visited inmates at Edinburgh and presented them with awards.

Rowling was invited to do the honours by the Shannon Trust, a London-based charity that helps prisoners across the UK learn to read.

“We were delighted that JK Rowling was able to visit. She gave the prisoners a real boost a real incentive to continue learning, the Scotsman quoted David Ahern of the charity, as saying.

Prison can be a lonely place for learners, so knowing there are international figures like JK Rowling supporting them makes a huge difference,” he added. (ANI)

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