Many residents are creative and artful writers! Others know of great works they'd like to read to their neighbours. If residents have created a book club or writing club, that's a sign of your community's creativity! Why not tap into this writing talent by soliciting residents to write something for a live reading night in the community! They can also read a work they love from another author! If there's enough interest in one type of material, such as poetry or short stories, you could even host a specific type of reading night! However, having a general reading night is always an option that intrigues!
Best of all, it can be arranged to be Covid-friendly either as a live event or online through a video conferencing app.
If live, the first step is to find a big wide open space, such as a cafeteria in which to set up the mic. Then, have tables placed at least 6 feet apart for residents to sit down and enjoy the show. Consider having a snack and drink table nearby too, so that residents can go and be served some food one at a time. Alternatively, a snack cart could be paraded through the tables. To increase the safety of the event, make sure to get the confirmation of the residents attending beforehand, to ensure enough distanced-seating is provided.