Creative Writing

Reading and writing Christmas-themed poems with Year 7s: #writerinschool

I'm really enjoying being Writer in Residence at St Gregory's Catholic College, Bath.  As well as writing with students during lesson time, I also run a Creative Writing Club at Break and Lunchtime, one day a week.  When we're writing poetry, I usually take in lots of photocopies of poems but today I took in… Continue reading Reading and writing Christmas-themed poems with Year 7s: #writerinschool

Creative Writing, Writer in School

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

Creative Writing

Reading and writing poems about ‘Where I’m From’. #writerinschool

As I've mentioned before, I'm using this blog as a place to keep a record of my residency at St Gregory's Catholic College, Bath, a non-selective comprehensive school for young people aged 11 - 18.  I go into school one day a week, run a creative club (open to any student) during break and at… Continue reading Reading and writing poems about ‘Where I’m From’. #writerinschool

Creative Writing

National Poetry Day at St Gregory’s #writerinschool

Popping in briefly to say I've had a happy but busy poetry week.  I was in St Gregory's all day Wednesday and most of Thursday (National Poetry Day) and I stayed for their Open Evening on Thursday so wasn't home until nearly 10pm. I think that my school residency is going well, so far!  I'm… Continue reading National Poetry Day at St Gregory’s #writerinschool

Creative Writing, Writer in School

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