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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Featured Poem: I started early – Took my Dog – Emily Dickinson

This week’s featured poem I started early – Took my Dog – describes an enchanting and evocative encounter with the Sea by reclusive poet, Emily Dickinson. Continue reading “Featured Poem: I started early – Took my Dog – Emily Dickinson”