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If you’re looking for a Shared Reading group at our home in Calderstones in South Liverpool, please visit our What’s Happening page.

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What is Shared Reading?

Shared Reading brings people together in small groups to read aloud a book, short story or poem.

Group members can choose to read, share personal reflections, or simply listen – it’s a welcoming space for individuals to form real connections with the literature, each other and themselves.

What happens at a Shared Reading group?

A trained Reader Leader will select, sometimes with the help of their group, texts to read each week. Texts are chosen because they deal with some of the complexities of human experience. Reader Leaders will make sure individuals’ thoughts and feelings are recognised and valued.

Who is Shared Reading for?

Shared Reading is for everyone. Many people who come will be experiencing a transition – bereavement, retirement, a change in health, or within their social life. Shared Reading groups provide a warm environment that people want to keep coming back to.

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