Earlier this year we launched an exciting new project that would significantly improve the life chances of children living across the North West by building a culture of reading for pleasure that will empower them for life. Kara shares an update from First Page.
This year we’ve been reconnecting with reading revolutionaries up and down the country. Find your nearest event and get in touch.
Our poem this week comes from a Reader favourite – John Keats. From The Penguin Book of English Romantic Verse, this week we’re reading The Poet: A Fragment.
A week on from National Poetry Day, we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the day possible. Whether it was sharing or downloading our special Change anthology or enjoying our series of digital poetry readings.
Our Featured Poem this week comes from Arthur Hugh Clough who declares Say not the Struggle nought Availeth.
In our second Group of the Month, we’re shining the spotlight on HMP Whitemoor, where The Reader’s Brendan Harrington runs a weekly group with inmates and staff.
We begin our week with an ordinary moment made extraordinary by Helen Gray Cone in The Common Street.
Celebrating its 200th year since publication, our Read of the Week is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and comes recommended by Patrick, a student who joined us for a week of work experience over the summer.
This week’s Featured Poem comes from 13th century Persian Poet Rumi, but Two Kinds of Intelligence rings as true today as it did in the poet’s day. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Two Kinds of Intelligence by Rumi”