This experiential workshop considers dramatic techniques and games to help students to enjoy literature, to understand more and to develop competent literacy skills. The aim is to offer teachers the tools to lift the text off the page so that it becomes "live" for the students in a meaningful fashion. The kinaesthetic approach, collaborative group work, thematic studies, presentation techniques and interactive learning and teaching will be modelled. By the end of the session the participants should have new ways of approaching literature classes and a number of adaptable practical techniques for classroom use whatever the material or age of the students. The teachers should be able to make literature live for their students.