Creative Writing Courses and Workshops

School for Writers with the National Literacy Trust

In November 2018, I was lucky enough to attend two days of training with the National Literacy Trust to update and improve my skills as a writing workshop facilitator in schools. The course was based in Victoria Park Primary School, an absolutely lovely school in Bristol, and facilitated by Fay and Tim from the National… Continue reading School for Writers with the National Literacy Trust

Josephine Corcoran

My bags are packed for Poetry in Aldeburgh

Three years ago, I was lucky enough to be selected for the  Aldeburgh Eight Advanced Poetry Seminar, organised by the now, very sadly, discontinued Poetry Trust.  I had an amazing time as an Aldeburgh Eight Poet with a free festival pass – which, for me,  felt like being a child allowed to run amok in… Continue reading My bags are packed for Poetry in Aldeburgh

Writer in School

Thoughts on how to set up a residency #writerinschool

My weekly visits to St Gregory’s Catholic College, Bath, have come to an end now that the school year has finished.  I’m grateful to Headteacher, Ann Cusack, for inviting me to be Writer in Residence for a year, and to all students and staff who welcomed me to the school community and ensured that I… Continue reading Thoughts on how to set up a residency #writerinschool

Blogging, Creative Writing, News, Poetry, Poetry Blogs

Poet Bloggers 2018 Revival Tour

I’m a pretty regular blogger but I have let things slip a bit recently, mostly because I’ve been busy doing other kinds of writing.  In a bid to up my game,  I’ve been kindly added to this list of poet bloggers who are trying to blog weekly in 2018. You can also add yourself to… Continue reading Poet Bloggers 2018 Revival Tour

Josephine Corcoran

My first weeks as a Writer in Residence in a school #writerinschool

I’m going to be using this blog as a kind of diary and a place to keep notes about my work as a Writer in Residence at St Gregory’s Catholic College in Bath.  I won’t use students’ real names or photographs and I won’t do or say anything which would put any young person at… Continue reading My first weeks as a Writer in Residence in a school #writerinschool