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‘Shared Reading builds a bridge for me’ – Melanie’s Story

Melanie is a volunteer Reader Leader for The Reader’s North Wales project, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, which…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Summer Tints by John Clare

This week's Featured Poem is 'Summer Tints' by John Clare, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Natalie Kaas…

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Literature

Poems for Pride

We're celebrating #liverpoolpride this weekend with some #poemsforpride - check out our recommended reads from LGBTQ+ authors, or those speaking…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Love in a Life by Robert Browning

This week's Featured Poem is 'Love in a Life' by Robert Browning, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader,…

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Children and Young People

We’re Bursting Into Verse this Summer

Join us this summer to explore the astonishing world of our imaginations as we search for hidden poems in stories,…

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Literature

Featured Poem: The Little Garden by Amy Lowell

This week's Featured Poem is 'The Little Garden' by Amy Lowell, chosen by Amanda Brown, The Reader's Head of Developing…

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Literature

Featured Poem: The Quest by Rumi

This week's Featured Poem is 'The Quest' by Rumi, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Chris Lynn. This…

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Shared Reading

The Reading Revolution is coming to Hackney – volunteers needed to bring literature to life with local older people

After a decade reading aloud in London, The Reader has arrived in the borough in a unique collaboration with Hackney…

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Literature

Featured Poem: On Virtue by Phillis Wheatley

This week's Featured Poem is 'On Virtue' by Phillis Wheatley, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Coordinator, Lisa Spurgin.…

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Shared Reading

A Masterclass on Shared Reading with Older People – celebrating 74 groups in the South West

25 Reader Leaders from across the South West came together last week for a Masterclass on Reading with Older People…

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Literature

Featured Poem: A Diamond of a Morning by Sara Teasdale

This week's Featured Poem is 'A Diamond of a Morning' by Sara Teasdale, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality…

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Research

‘Something creative and unpredictable in an otherwise very controlled environment’: Shared Reading in Secure Mental Healthcare

Fiona Magee, research assistant based at CRILS – Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society – and Reader Leader…

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