News Students from the US visit Verbal We’ve just had a visit from students and staff from the Department of Communication Studies at James Madison University, Virginia, USA. Verbal regularly hosts visiting students from Europe and the US. Literary Guide, Susanne Stich, introduced this group to Reading Rooms. Irish Studies Centre, Inch The students are in Derry/Londonderry as part of their ‘Communication, Conflict and Culture in Ireland’ studies programme. They are based on beautiful Inch Island at the Inch House Irish Studies Centre in Inishowen, Donegal. Immersed in Reading Rooms Susanne talked to the students about all things Reading Rooms and gave them an immersive taster session. They read Ohio-born Mary Oliver’s celebrated poem ‘The Summer Day’, a wonderful call to mindfulness.