A Masterclass on Shared Reading with Older People – celebrating 74 groups in the South West.

25 Reader Leaders from across the South West came together last week for a Masterclass on Reading with Older People as part of Loneliness Awareness Week.

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“Something creative and unpredictable within what was otherwise a very controlled environment”: Shared Reading in Secure Mental Healthcare

Fiona Magee, research assistant based at CRILS – Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society – and Reader Leader in Criminal Justice settings, tells us about the latest presentation of research from The Reader and University of Liverpool.

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Belfast organiser launches first Shared Reading Space outside England – in a place designed for building a ‘peaceful, tolerant and inclusive society’

Marnie Kennedy tells us about the launch of a new Shared Reading Space in Belfast at the Duncairn Centre

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Featured Poem: I Remember by Thomas Hood

As it is #DementiaAwarenessWeek – this week’s Featured Poem is selected by Lisa Spurgin, The Reader’s Learning and Quality Coordinator, from our Golden Anthology – a collection of poetry curated by The Reader for reading with older people.

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