Read of the Week: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

This week’s Read, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, comes recommended by our Associate Director of Facilities and Support, Craig, who bids a fond farewell to The Reader next week. We couldn’t let him go without a Read of the Week!

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Jane’s Blog: Later life, running and reading

A look back at a piece from our founder and director Jane Davis from earlier this year. We were delighted to welcome Parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt to Calderstones in March, Jane reflected on his visit on her blog, starting as always with the daily poem:

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Read of the Week: Fairy Tales – A Selection by Hans Christian Anderson

This week’s read comes recommended by Lead Reader Clare who shares her love of fairy tales with Hans Christian Anderson’s collection.

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The Reader to present at 2017 ISPS International Psychosis Conference

The Reader to bring Shared Reading to delegates at The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis with conference appearance and newly announced Read to Lead course dates.

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Read of the Week: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dosoyevsky

Our read this week may be a daunting undertaking for some… Membership coordinator Andrew on Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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Inspiring Primary School leavers to keep reading for pleasure

National Literacy Trust, Walker Books and Facebook team up with author Anthony Horowitz to inspire reading for pleasure among children leaving primary school.

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Technical Difficulties

“Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.”

Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

You might have noticed that we’re experiencing some technical difficulties with our main website. While we put the important bits back in the right places you can still reach us:

Email: info@thereader.org.uk

Twitter: @thereaderorg

Facebook: The Reader

Phone: 0151 729 2200

Or post:
The Reader, Calderstones Mansion,  Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB

For information about our children’s story centre The Storybarn, visit: http://thestorybarn.org.uk/

Reading Groups, Communities & Libraries – An exploratory study

Published last month, the study explores the important role reading groups, such as Shared Reading, play in library and community services.

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