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March Stories and Poems

International Women’s Day is taking place on Tuesday 8 March, this year with the theme #BreakTheBias. We’re marking this global…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: Sonnet 64 by William Shakespeare

Today's Featured Poem is brought to you by The Reader's Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Spurgin. She reads 'Sonnet 64' by William…

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Important Updates

The Reader scoops up LCR’s Outstanding Contribution to Culture Award

We’re so proud to have won the Outstanding Contribution to Culture Award at Liverpool City Region’s Culture and Creativity Awards…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: High Waving Heather by Emily Brontë

This week's Featured Poem is 'High Waving Heather' by Emily Bronte, taken from A Nature Poem for Every Day, read…

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A man reading a book in a Shared Reading group.
Shared Reading

Shared Reading supports men’s mental health in Sefton

A new weekly Shared Reading group launching at The Reach Men’s Centre in March will provide a vital means of…

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Daily Readings

Featured Poem: Leisure by W. H. Davies

For a number of years, The Reader ran a Shared Reading group at the John Denmark Unit, which offers special…

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Calderstones

Shakespeare’s Globe bring new production of Julius Caesar to The Reader at Calderstones

The Mansion House in Calderstones Park, home of national charity The Reader, will play host to three outdoor performances from…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: The First Days of Spring – The Sky by Taigu Ryokan

Today's Featured Poem is 'The First Days of Spring - The Sky' by Taigu Ryokan, read by The Reader's Mariana…

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Calderstones

Give the gift of reading this Mother’s Day

‘I have sailed across a sea of words to ask if you will come away with me.’  -Oliver Jeffers, A…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: George Moses Horton, Myself by George Moses Horton

Today's Featured Poem is 'George Moses Horton, Myself' by George Moses Horton, read by The Reader's Teaching and Learning Coordinator,…

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Calderstones

The Reader and dot-art Celebrate Anniversary with New Offer for Artists 

The Reader and dot-art are marking two years of working together (under the most difficult of circumstances!) with a refreshed…

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Literature

An Afternoon with Simon Armitage

Last month we were lucky enough to host over 100 guests online for an afternoon of Shared Reading followed by…

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