Great Shared Reading doesn’t need much in the way of surroundings: some people in a space, with chairs to sit on, a story or a poem to read. But over the last 12 months, some of our volunteers at The Reader have had the opportunity to run Shared Reading groups in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington Palace in London.
This week we turn to English poet and dramatist John Drinkwater and his charming poem Blackbird.
A small but perfectly formed poem to start the week, we’re reading Sara Teasdale’s Meadowlarks.
This week’s Featured Poem comes from George Herbert, and suitable perhaps in the week of Valentines, Love (III).
Companion Stairlifts feature Shared Reading in their piece on combating loneliness for older people.
A new year, a new edition of The Reader magazine with a wealth of new thinking, fiction and poetry to delight, inspire and entertain.
In the latest issue of The Reader magazine, we hear again from Elizabeth Bonapace, a student at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford and mother and teacher to her autistic son, L. A year ago Elizabeth and L began a journey with Shakespeare, discover how it all started.
This week our Featured Poem comes from the great American poet Walt Whitman, When I heard the learn’d astronomer.
This Monday, The Reader will join Radio City’s Mental Health Marathon to challenge the stigma and get the city talking openly about mental health on Blue Monday, officially “the most depressing day of the year.”