A letter from Deborah, our recently departed Reading Resources Intern, who has shared her experiences with The Reader.
Matthew recently shared his experiences of volunteering at the Aesop Arts and Health Conference in London. This is his Reader Story: Continue reading “Volunteer Week: The floodgates opened, I became hugely passionate about reading”
We are diving back into William Shakespeare’s sonnets for this week’s Featured Poem, a story of springtime beauty and separated companions. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Sonnet 98 by William Shakespeare”
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: