The Reader’s Learning and Quality Coordinator, Lisa Spurgin, reflects on this week’s Featured Poem, The Instinct of Hope by John Clare.Continue reading “Featured Poem: The Instinct of Hope by John Clare”
Kathy sent herself across the world last summer to take up The Reader’s Read to Lead training at our Liverpool HQ – perhaps just about the only thing you can’t get in California.Continue reading “Shared Reading is giving young boys in a California juvenile hall ‘a place to be together’”
The Reader’s Head of Learning and Quality, Clare Ellis, shares her thoughts on this week’s Featured Poem, Song (It may be good) by Sir Thomas Wyatt. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Song (It may be good) by Sir Thomas Wyatt”
The Reader’s Learning and Quality Leader, Natalie Kaas Pontoppidan, shares her thoughts on this week’s Featured Poem, We Grow Accustomed to the Dark by Emily Dickinson.
The Reader’s Head of Publications, Amanda Brown, shares her thoughts on this week’s Featured Poem, To a Stranger by Walt Whitman.
The Reader’s Learning and Quality Coordinator, Lisa Spurgin, shares her thoughts on this week’s Featured Poem, Awake, My Heart by Robert Seymour Bridges.
The Reader’s Director of Communities and Communications, Sophie Clarke, reflects on this week’s Featured Poem, Trespass by John Clare.
The Reader has trained people to Read to Lead all over the world and already has Shared Reading communities from Sweden to New Zealand.
We haven’t yet made the stride across the channel to our nearest neighbour – or we didn’t think we had – until we learned that one former London-based Reader Leader has packed up her handbook and taken the practice there herself.
Alice Colquhoun completed her Read to Lead training in October 2016 and ran two Shared Reading groups in London with a year in a centre for homeless people and a ten-week project reading scripts at the Bush Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush.
She said: “It was really magical. It really made me feel part of London.”
But when her partner took a job in Grenoble, France, and while she was finishing her doctorate, she needed to make the move and leave her groups behind.
“I actually considered flying back each week just to carry on!” she laughs.
We’re remembering Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Reader favourite Mary Oliver, who died aged 83 last week.
London’s growing Shared Reading Community was treated to two readings from The Reader’s newest patron, Claire Skinner, at its New Year’s Revolution Party at Toynbee Hall in Whitechapel on Thursday.