Poetry

Poetry workshop ideas: #writerinschool

As you know, I was Writer in Residence at St Gregory’s School, Bath, in the academic year 2017-2018, and I’ve been using this blog as a place to record my experience, especially workshops I’ve run. This is a post about using two poems by Katherine Stansfield, ‘How to make a good crisp sandwich’ and ‘Socks… Continue reading Poetry workshop ideas: #writerinschool

Creative Writing

My started late, stop-start writing “career”

I’ve enjoyed these tweets from different writers who’ve shared their stories of not being straight out of the cradle when their writing received recognition.  Here are a few of them: Did an MA in Creative Writing at 52, first competition win at 54, novel out at 55, second out at 57 next year and sooooooooo… Continue reading My started late, stop-start writing “career”

Creative Writing Courses and Workshops

Why bother with Creative Writing courses and workshops?

Hello from my Summer Holidays! Hope you’re all well. I’m taking a leaf out of Anthony Wilson’s blog and re-blogging a few of my older posts while I’m in the land of intermittent wifi. The days seem longer here and I appear to be getting more done. That aside, I thought this short article I… Continue reading Why bother with Creative Writing courses and workshops?

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WordWeavers – Creative Writing

WordWeavers are writing workshops and classes run by Josephine Corcoran.  These are interactive, participatory workshops for anyone interested in reading and writing poetry and short fiction.  All materials, other than pens and notebooks, will be provided.  Sessions will centre on the reading and informal discussions of a wide range of, mainly, contemporary texts and a… Continue reading WordWeavers – Creative Writing

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When is the best time to workshop a poem?

Anita Chapman’s interesting blogpost about the benefits and drawbacks of taking excerpts from the first draft of a novel to a writing workshop has got me thinking about when it’s best to take poetry.  At what stage of the writing process will scrutiny by others benefit a poem? It’s a relevant question for me because I’ve… Continue reading When is the best time to workshop a poem?