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!
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
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!