Experience Shared Reading during lockdown

Experience Shared Reading during lockdown

The Reader are offering lots of ways to connect with others over a good book.

The Reader is a national charity that runs shared reading groups in community settings all over the country. People get together to read aloud great stories and poems, and to discuss what they have read. For the next few months, they are changing the way they work, in order to bring literature to life in your home, wherever you are.

Have a one to one telephone shared reading session
Register to receive a regular phone call to share and discuss a poem with a trained Shared Reader. Email coronavirus@thereader.org.uk or call 0151 729 2250 to book your slot.

Connect on Social Media
Check out their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles for daily videos and recordings of poems, plus twice weekly live Shared Reading sessions online.
Join the Sunday Reading Challenge

Take up the challenge to learn a piece of poetry by heart each week!
Make it a family challenge if you like. Visit www.thereader.org.uk to discover this week’s poem and how to join in.

Care homes or other community settings?
Sign up to receive your DIY Shared Reading kit, with new poems and stories sent out weekly. Email southwest@thereader.org.uk for more information.

Join a Shared Reading group by email
Receive weekly stories and poems to enjoy. If you want to, respond with your comments and they will be shared with the group. For privacy reasons, your address will not be shared. Simply email southwest@thereader.org.uk and they will add you to your local group.

Join a Zoom Shared Reading group in Somerset
Every few weeks they are running a Somerset Zoom group to share a story and poem and have a chat about them. Email southwest@thereader.org.uk for your invitation to the next session.