“Something creative and unpredictable within what was otherwise a very controlled environment”: Shared Reading in Secure Mental Healthcare

Fiona Magee, research assistant based at CRILS – Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society – and Reader Leader in Criminal Justice settings, tells us about the latest presentation of research from The Reader and University of Liverpool.

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A thousand more children reading for pleasure in the North West after first year of The Reader’s First Page project

With more than 100 parents and volunteers trained to help improve children’s life chances

The Reader is celebrating a hugely successful first year for First Page, with more than 1,000 children now reading aloud for pleasure across the North West thanks to a growing network of parents, carers and volunteers.

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Belfast organiser launches first Shared Reading Space outside England – in a place designed for building a ‘peaceful, tolerant and inclusive society’

Marnie Kennedy tells us about the launch of a new Shared Reading Space in Belfast at the Duncairn Centre

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Featured Poem: I Remember by Thomas Hood

As it is #DementiaAwarenessWeek – this week’s Featured Poem is selected by Lisa Spurgin, The Reader’s Learning and Quality Coordinator, from our Golden Anthology – a collection of poetry curated by The Reader for reading with older people.

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