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”
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.
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…”
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.
Christina Rossetti goes against the Victorian expectations of meek and delicate femininity, to deliver a bold message to a hopeful suitor.
We are diving back into William Shakespeare’s sonnets for this week’s Featured Poem, a story of springtime beauty and separated companions. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Sonnet 98 by William Shakespeare”
In Alone, Poe reflects upon a life experienced as an emotional outsider. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Alone – Edgar Allen Poe”
We are celebrating the joy the onset of Spring brings in this week’s featured poem, In the Fields.
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”
This week’s featured poem, Time Is by Henry Van Dyke, contemplates the passage of time and our relationship to it. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Time Is by Henry Van Dyke”