At The Reader we’re constantly blown away by the personal stories our group members, volunteers and colleagues share with us. We’ve learned that you can never underestimate where your Shared Reading journey can take you, or where you can take Shared Reading! When Erin, our resident American returned stateside we knew it wouldn’t be the end of her Reader journey and we’re delighted to share her latest transatlantic update – Shared Reading hits Montana!
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“Reading changed my life. It gives you a bit of space; it’s an escape into a place where you can imagine yourself different.”
The Reader’s founder and director Jane Davis speaks to Carole Richardson for Yours Magazine Wonder Women series.
Published Tuesday 18 July. Read the full interview here.
A look back at a piece from our founder and director Jane Davis from earlier this year. We were delighted to welcome Parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt to Calderstones in March, Jane reflected on his visit on her blog, starting as always with the daily poem:
Continue reading “Jane’s Blog: Later life, running and reading”
The Reader to bring Shared Reading to delegates at The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis with conference appearance and newly announced Read to Lead course dates.
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Published last month, the study explores the important role reading groups, such as Shared Reading, play in library and community services.
Continue reading “Reading Groups, Communities & Libraries – An exploratory study”
The second in our series of Reader Stories for Volunteers’ Week comes from John who first found Shared Reading while recovering from addiction.
Continue reading “Volunteers’ Week: John’s Reader Story”
We kick start Volunteers’ Week with a powerful Reader Story from one of our volunteer Reader Leaders.
Continue reading “Volunteers’ Week – Helen’s Reader Story”
This week our read comes on recommendation from Fiona, a Reader Leader in our Criminal Justice team. She’s chosen Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim.
Continue reading “Read of the Week: Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad”
Last month we had the pleasure of welcoming a young visitor from the Netherlands to our Liverpool HQ for a stint of work experience. This is Annika’s story:
Continue reading “Reader Story: A Visitor from the Netherlands”
A group member turned Reader Leader Volunteer shares her powerful story and tells us what Shared Reading has meant for her.
Continue reading “Reader Story: A boiled egg – Simple but enormous”