Featured Poem: “Oh could I raise the darken’d veil” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

This weeks featured poem comes recommended by David Grant, an intern from The University of Liverpool.
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Read of the Week: Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier

Recommended by Emma from our PIPEs team, this week’s Read is a collection of short stories edited by Tracy Chevalier called Reader, I Married Him.

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Featured Poem: Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Our Featured Poem today comes from Gerard Manley Hopkins. Spring and Fall deals with the heavy themes of youth, mortality and loss in a delicate way.

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Reader Story: Deborah’s Internship with The Reader

A letter from Deborah, our recently departed Reading Resources Intern, who has shared her experiences with The Reader.

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Read of the Week: Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Before he departed, our wonderful Monitoring and Evaluation Intern, Gareth shared a favourite for Read of the Week. Here’s his take on Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

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Volunteer Week: I cannot imagine anything I would rather do on a Monday

Wrapping up our National Volunteers’ Week Reader Stories, Melanie shares her experiences on volunteering as Reader Leader:

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Volunteer Week: The floodgates opened, I became hugely passionate about reading

Matthew recently shared his experiences of volunteering at the Aesop Arts and Health Conference in London. This is his Reader Story: Continue reading “Volunteer Week: The floodgates opened, I became hugely passionate about reading”

Read of the Week: Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes

As a parting gift to us, our Reading Resources Intern Deborah shared a recommended read for our revitalised Read of the Week feature, Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes.

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Volunteer Week: There’s been a sea change in my life, I can’t go back to where I was before…

Frank first joined a Shared Reading group in Phoenix House two years ago. He went on to be a group member in a community group and trained to lead a group in a care home. He now runs a community reading group in Birkenhead. He tells his Reader Story here, in his own words: Continue reading “Volunteer Week: There’s been a sea change in my life, I can’t go back to where I was before…”

Read of the Week: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

In a glorious return to our regular Read of the Week feature, our departing Reading Resources intern Deborah has shared a favourite read, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.

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