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’s featured poem, The Voice by Thomas Hardy, has got thinking about reading aloud in Shared Reading groups, the importance of hearing the written word out loud in different voices.
A brand spanking new Read of the Week from our Finance and People Assistant Kate who has chosen Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay.
An ode to the earth, Robert Browning’s Among the Rocks provides some poetic relief to inspire us this Monday afternoon.
This week our Reader Leader Lizzie has chosen Children’s Children, a collection of short stories by Belfast-based writer Jan Carson.
Our Read of the Week comes recommended by Reader Leader Val, who has suggested Roddy Doyle’s Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
Heritage tours, Shared Reading sessions, poetry readings, market stalls, book giveaways, Storybarn sessions, bouncy castle, facepainting and all the seasons in one day at The Reader’s Courtyard Fair!
The lovely Faith who has been with us on work experience for the past two weeks has a Recommended Read to share, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
A special Read of the Week today comes recommended by one of our lovely volunteers, David who assists the Reading Resources team at our Calderstones HQ. He’s chosen Watership Down by Richard Adams.