The end of another term of writing at St Gregory’s

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

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

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