In seeking to promote literacy and literature in Bermuda, novelist and theologian Frederick Buechner looked to partner with community institutions and thought leaders who were gaining traction through their own work supporting readers and writers. That journey led to the Bermuda National Library, CedarBridge Academy, and The Reading Clinic, institutions where experts and advocates have been hard at work supporting students and their families with literacy programmes and celebrating Bermudian writers for many years.
It was apparent that with additional resources, these organisations could greatly expand the reach and impact of their good work. Frederick Buechner, through the Society that bears his name, has funded and helped establish the Read•Write•Bermuda Campaign to serve the readers and writers of Bermuda. The Read•Write•Bermuda Campaign supports investments in traditional books, E-books, state-of-the-art technology, professional development for teachers and literacy volunteers, scholarships for tutoring, writing workshops, and public events designed to build enthusiasm and support for reading, writing, and Bermuda’s literary community.