Hi and welcome to Reading the Lines! My name is Louiza Mallouri and I am the writer of Reading the Lines, a blog dedicated to reading and creative writing. I was born in Limassol, a beautiful coastal town in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, but I am currently living in the United Kingdom, dividing my time between teaching, researching, writing and reading.

Reading the Lines: from MPhil thesis to a project and blog                                             

Reading the Lines began as my MPhil thesis which was later developed to a cross cultural doctoral research on constructions of identity and alterity in texts for young readers which I conducted in Cyprus. After I had my PhD graduation at the University of Cambridge, I won two small grants from Youth Power Cyprus to develop two outreach, evidence based projects, directly linked to my research. Through the projects, I worked with hard-to-reach audiences in Cyprus so as to facilitate intercultural learning and communication. For this purpose, Reading the Lines has organized a number of free of charge illustration and creative writing workshops, creative writing competitions and book giveaways. Reading the Lines has also published a collection of short stories. The collection is called ‘Reading the Lines: the Other in the stories we tell about ourselves’ and it is a multilingual, illustrated storybook. Reading the Lines is now a space where we can share our reading and writing joys, challenges and breakthroughs!

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