Bringing Shared Reading to Kensington Palace

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.

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Featured Poem: The Voice by Thomas Hardy

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.

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Featured Poem: When I heard the learn’d astronomer by Walt Whitman

This week our Featured Poem comes from the great American poet Walt Whitman, When I heard the learn’d astronomer.

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Featured Poem: December Stillness by Siegfried Sassoon

The last month of the year has arrived – perhaps unexpectedly for some, and for others much anticipated. Either way, we might all appreciate some December Stillness from Siegried Sassoon.

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Featured Poem: Sonnets are full of love by Christina Rossetti

Today’s Featured Poem is Sonnets are full of love by Christina Rossetti, which appears in her collection A Pageant and Other Poems. 

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