Thinking about sound and other senses. #writerinschool

I’m coming to the end of my first term as Writer in Residence at St Gregory’s Catholic College, Bath.  As you know, I’ve been using this blog as a place to document my work there.  Previous posts include Beginning to Write Poetry With Secondary School Students,  Reading and Writing Poems about Where I’m From, National Poetry … Continue reading Thinking about sound and other senses. #writerinschool

Poetry Workshop Ideas: The Long Holidays by Esther Morgan #writerinschool

I enjoy browsing through poetry books on the look out for poems that I think will work well in a workshop.  As I mentioned before, the theme for National Poetry Day this year is ‘Freedom’ so I’ve been looking for suitable poems to take into St Gregory’s Catholic College where I’m working as Writer in … Continue reading Poetry Workshop Ideas: The Long Holidays by Esther Morgan #writerinschool

Beginning to write poetry with secondary school students #writerinschool

I’m using this blog as a notebook to record my time working with students at St Gregory’s Catholic College, Bath, as Writer in Residence.  I’ll use the tag ‘writer in school’ so you should be able to find my posts here by using that search term.  It’s still early days in my residency, I’m now … Continue reading Beginning to write poetry with secondary school students #writerinschool

Writing poetry with secondary school students: using cut ups

As I mentioned before, I liked the collage feel of both Anthony Wilson’s notebook posts and Julie Mellor’s post about Cubomania, in which Julie cut up blocks of text and placed them together in a random way to create new poems.  With this in mind, I started a new term at St Gregory’s Catholic College, Bath, … Continue reading Writing poetry with secondary school students: using cut ups

Triangle Sandwiches and Cups of Tea – Writers’ Networking Day

This week I attended a Networking Day organised by Cyprus Well, the Literature Development Agency for the South West of England.  My thanks to David Woolley and Kate Wilson for arranging this day for writers wanting to expand their experience of working in community settings. Four writers, Phil Bowen, Ann Gray,  Clive Hopwood and Cliff … Continue reading Triangle Sandwiches and Cups of Tea – Writers’ Networking Day