Frequently asked questions

Elevate is a weekly live poetry and reading group. It is co-hosted by several readers who will share their favourite poems and short passages in a live video on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone.

How do I access the videos live?

We are using software called Zoom to host each session. You will need to register an email address and password, and then a code to access our sessions. You can set this up or a family member can. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Is it appropriate for an individual with cognitive impairment?

Yes, these are evocative poems that have been curated to grab someone's attention. Often, the poems are known to you the audience and can be recited 'by heart'.

Can we contribute?

Yes, the first two weeks will be a bit of a test to see how we can ensure good listening and welcome comments or sharing. If you have a poem or passage you would like to contribute, you're welcome to read it live or share it with us in advance for us to read. Just let us know in the comments section below.

How long are the sessions?

The weekly sessions will last 40 minutes. So make a cuppa, grab a drink and settle in for a lovely break.

The last session was really good, can we listen to it again?

Absolutely. They're designed to be listened to again and again. You'll also receive printable poems for you to review together and share with family.