Claire Massey


The Reader
The Reader works to bring about social change by sharing great literature, making it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to engage with reading, improve well-being and build community. Through our Shared Reading projects, where prose and poetry are read aloud in groups that meet each week, we bring the pleasure of great literature to people of all ages across the UK, with the help of a trained facilitator. Shared Reading provides an appealing and holistic service to those most in need - the elderly, people suffering from mental ill-health, offenders, looked-after children - enabling them to develop the emotional apparatus to improve their personal happiness and social functioning. The Reader is an independent charity. Our head office is in Liverpool and we have projects running across the North West, North East and South West of England, London and North Wales. We work with local health, education and social care authorities, as well as library services, community organisations, the criminal justice sector and care home providers to deliver over 200,000 hours of reading each year. Our Read to Lead training course has also enabled over 700 people (from nurses and librarians, to fire fighters and probation officers) to deliver Shared Reading groups in their part of the country.


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Paraxis 02

Claire Massey

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For Volume 2 of Paraxis we're raising money for The Reader Organisation, a charity and social enterprise working to extend the individual experience with literature and build diverse reading communities. If you've enjoyed our library themed stories, essays and artwork please consider making a donation here.

We run Paraxis on a voluntary basis. All of our wonderful contributors allow their work to be published without taking a fee. Making a small donation is a brilliant way of showing your appreciation and of helping us to raise money for a worthwhile cause.

If you're not sure how much to donate, think of how much you'd pay for a print magazine and donate a little less if you like, as you can't hold Paraxis in your hands (although you do still get to hold the stories in your head). 

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Thank you for any donations you make!

Claire and Andy

Recent donors

12.11.11 Loved Issue 02, libraries have to be saved and looking forward to the next.

07.10.11 Thank you again, Claire and Andy, for two wonderful volumes of Paraxis!

03.10.11 A fabulous read - the Government should take note - libraries are important and loved!


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Paraxis 09.02.2012