We’re shining a spotlight on Shared Reading groups in communities right across the UK with an exciting new feature called Group of the Month. And to kick-start this new adventure, a Shared Reading group with a twist at the Bush Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush in London.
You can’t attack every Monday with zest and zeal, and this morning’s grey skies have us feeling a little sluggish. So as we ease into this new week we thought a gentle, lullaby-like poem might be in order, and this by Robert Louis Stevenson from The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse is just the ticket.
A Read of the Week from Reader Leader Veronica, who runs Shared Reading groups in criminal justice settings. She’s recommended Brighton Rock by Graham Greene.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of her birth, our Featured Poem this week is Moonlight, Summer Moonlight by Emily Brontë.
This week our Featured Poem celebrates the most important meal of the day, Breakfast by British poet Mary Lamb.
This week we have Patrick, a work experience student with us, and he’s kindly shared a favourite poem for our weekly feature. Reflecting on the success of the English team at this year’s World Cup, Patrick has been reading Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
This weeks featured poem comes recommended by David Grant, an intern from The University of Liverpool.
Continue reading “Featured Poem: “Oh could I raise the darken’d veil” – Nathaniel Hawthorne”
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.
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.
Wrapping up our National Volunteers’ Week Reader Stories, Melanie shares her experiences on volunteering as Reader Leader: