Sonya Tsakalakis has previously worked as a genetic counsellor, community educator and a rehabilitation coordinator.
A lifelong bibliophile and inspired by the work of the Reader Organisation in the UK, Sonya began running shared reading circles in various community settings such as aged care, and even shopping centres! She also attended a conference in May 2014 in London, which focussed on research supporting the link between mental health and literature. Her website is www.literaryhand.com.
Sonya is passionate about the creative possibilities of using literature to enhance self –awareness and community connectedness.