I wanted to write a few posts before my residency at St Gregory's Catholic College ends, especially mentioning poems that prompted a lot of animated discussion and produced some exciting creative writing from school students. 'Other Clouds' by Rebecca Perry from her collection Beauty/Beauty (Bloodaxe, 2015) and 'what my mother (a poet) might say' by Mary… Continue reading Poems that find a way to say what isn’t said #writerinschool
I am so proud of the young poets who took to the stage to read their work on the outdoor stage in busy Southgate, Bath, on Saturday, 19th May for Bath Festival. There is a lovely write-up and a few pictures on the school blog.
I had a splendidly happy day at The Greenwich Theatre in London last Saturday for the Live Canon Children's Poetry Competition Prize Giving Show. I went up on the train from Wiltshire with one of my great-nieces, Hannah. When we arrived, the theatre foyer was awash with Haiku Balloons, cartons of fruit juice, a poetry… Continue reading St Gregory’s Students successful in Live Canon Poetry Competition
I'm back at St Gregory's Catholic College, Bath, for my final term as Writer in Residence and I thought I'd mention two poems which students have particularly enjoyed. Both are about creatures - one about a wasp, and one about seagulls. The students loved reading the poems and they've written brilliant poems in response. … Continue reading Using Rebecca Perry’s ‘Wasp’ and Brian McCabe’s ‘Seagull’ in a poetry workshop — #writerinschool
I can hardly believe that after Easter, I'll be starting my final term as Writer in Residence at St Gregory's Catholic College, Bath. The time has whizzed by. This term, as well as reading and writing poetry, students have written crime fiction, particularly looking at very short stories (flash fiction). We received the good news… Continue reading The end of another term of writing at St Gregory’s