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.
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.
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:
A group member turned Reader Leader Volunteer shares her powerful story and tells us what Shared Reading has meant for her.
Shared Reading can be a way back to life for many- a group member tells us their story in their own words:
Today we say goodbye to our wonderful Reading Resources Intern, Nikki. It’s been a joy having her with us and she’s been kind enough to write about her experience here at Reader HQ in Calderstones:
This month The Reader features in The Psychologist magazine. CRILS’ Philip Davis discusses Literature in performance, psychology in action.
As he kicks back to catch up on his reading list, we reflect how former United States President Barack Obama’s love of books influenced his life.
Ahead of the Big Give Christmas Challenge we visited Betty and her Reader Volunteer Julie to find out what Shared Reading can mean to the older people we want to help this Christmas.