First Story National Writing Competition

By |October 14th, 2014|

We’re delighted to announce that our friends at First Story have just launched their 2014 National Writing Competition.  The theme is ‘Home’.  They  are encouraging students from state schools across the UK to write stories or poems […]

Community Foster Care

By |October 10th, 2014|

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership–with Community Foster Care, the independent foster care agency, based in Staunton. Dozens of children in care in Gloucestershire are about to get a gift of their favourite book.

“Whilst our foster […]

Inside Poetry & National Poetry Day

By |October 1st, 2014|

To celebrate National Poetry Day today, here is the last of our poems from Inside Time, specially selected for us by Rachel Billington. And why not think of a poem yourself #thinkofapoem

Still Free – Supplement […]

Inside Poetry for National Poetry Day 4

By |September 24th, 2014|

We’ve been putting up a poem a week in the month leading up to National Poetry Day, next Thursday, the 2nd October. The poems were all written by prisoners and were first published in […]

Inside Poetry for National Poetry Day 3

By |September 18th, 2014|

Since our Book of the Month this month has been chosen by William Sieghart, the founder of  National Poetry Day we’re putting up a poem a week, written by a prisoner, in the month leading up […]

Six Book Challenge new goal

By |September 13th, 2014|

There was a reception the other day to celebrate the Six Book Challenge — hosted by Felicity Osborne at 11 Downing Street. On UN International Literacy Day, 8 September, The Reading Agency (who run the Six Book Challenge) […]

Inside Poetry for National Poetry Day 2

By |September 11th, 2014|

Here’s another poem from Inside Time, the issue of August 2014, kindly chosen for us by Rachel Billington. We’re putting up a poem a week in the month leading up to National Poetry Day on […]