For the past two years, The Reader has had the immense joy and privilege of working with a growing family of volunteers, local partners and national funders in the North West to test how best to build stronger and healthier communities through Shared Reading.
The Reader’s Head of Publications, Amanda Brown, shares her thoughts on this week’s Featured Poem, To the Cuckoo by William Wordsworth.Continue reading “Featured Poem: To the Cuckoo by William Wordsworth”
Last month, we celebrated Giving Tuesday by giving thanks to all of the amazing supporters, volunteers, funders and partners who have helped us to read with more people than ever this year.
Over 800 incredible volunteers help us bring weekly Shared Reading groups into communities across the UK. But what is it like, becoming a Reader Volunteer? Sabine shares her story.
Recommended by Emma from our PIPEs team, this week’s Read is a collection of short stories edited by Tracy Chevalier called Reader, I Married Him.
This week’s featured poem I started early – Took my Dog – describes an enchanting and evocative encounter with the Sea by reclusive poet, Emily Dickinson. Continue reading “Featured Poem: I started early – Took my Dog – Emily Dickinson”
We recently welcomed sixteen year old Lauryn to The Reader on work experience. She’s kindly provided a Recommended Read – suggesting a poem by Carol Ann Duffy, Foreign.
“Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.”
Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down
You might have noticed that we’re experiencing some technical difficulties with our main website. While we put the important bits back in the right places you can still reach us:
Facebook: The Reader
Phone: 0151 729 2200
The Reader, Calderstones Mansion, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
For information about our children’s story centre The Storybarn, visit: http://thestorybarn.org.uk/
Our Featured Poem this week brings us to the Cashmere Hills of Christchurch, New Zealand with Ursula Bethell’s Pause.