Do a Pen 2 Mic workshop here in Ludlow!

Pen 2 Mic will see you write a brand new poem and perform it on the same day. Focusing on places and locations that mean something special to you, you’ll create a new work and learn some vital performance tips before taking to the mic. Fun and informal, Pen 2 Mic is a two hour afternoon session focusing on writing, editing and mic training followed … Continue reading Do a Pen 2 Mic workshop here in Ludlow!

Poetry and #dementiaawarenessweek

At 8am this morning I was on the phone to BBC Hereford & Worcester, talking about making poems with people living with dementia, and later on, I was in Highwell House Nursing Home in Bromyard, really making poems. I shared printouts of a painting by Joan Eardley around the room of ten people.  Not everyone has dementia, though several have it quite badly.  I’ve been … Continue reading Poetry and #dementiaawarenessweek

Write On! Young Writers go live!

On Saturday we had our penultimate meeting for this year.  That’s me, Kidderminster Young Writers and our assistant writer Nicholas Tulloch.  Everyone arrived with a bagful of papers, more or less fully constructed into a zine. The tables vanished under card, paper, tracing paper, staplers, glue, glitter, ribbons and inspiration.  Chocolate brownies were ingested, for stamina. “I’ve decided to do creative risk”, said John.  The … Continue reading Write On! Young Writers go live!