Garrie Fletcher studied Art, wrote for a music magazine, travelled and then became a teacher. His words have been published online, in print, projected in a cinema, broadcast on the radio and carved into a headstone in a graveyard. He was ‘1st runner up,’ in the Writing West Midlands short story comp in 2013, his story Kowalski is in Unthology 5, he is about to finish his first novel and has been commissioned to write a comic strip for the Birmingham Literature Festival.
All the stuff he can tell you about can be found here: http://fletchski.wordpress.com and some of the stuff he shouldn’t is tweeted @Fletchski.
I am an emotive writer with a dark eye for detail.
I write about the gaps between lives, the pauses between stations, the static hiss of the city and the thick knuckles of the earth. I capture moments through poetry, prose or script; I love dialogue, the way it breathes life into characters and moves the story on.
I belong to the Tindal Street Fiction Group.
N.A.W.E. (National Association of Writers in Education.)
Kowalski, short story published in Unthology 5 2014
Grow Green with Hope in the Earth Love anthology 2013
Memory of Trees & Digging Down in We're All In This Together, Offa's Press 2012
Pink Blossom flash fiction in The Birmingham Post May 23rd 2012
Gods dance within us & December Sky in issue 31 of The Cannon's Mouth
Ghostwork, Nothingham & Stars on the A45 online in 3:AM Magazine
Notown a collection of poetry & prose from Blackheath Books
Since September 2013 I have been running a Write On! Young Writers group for children aged 7-11. This is based at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and supported by Writing West Midlands.
In Spring 2014 I ran a workshop at the MCC and work from that is incorporated in the Think Tank’s exhibition Come Create.
In the summer of 2013 I ran writing workshops in four prisons across the East Midlands.
1st runner up W.W.M. Short Story Competition 2013.
Starting poem on the Polesworth Poetry Trail, £100 fee. My poem etched onto headstone in Polesworth Abbey.
Short story on Kerrang Radio in 2010 (I won an iPod!)
October 2014 Comic strip commissioned by Birmingham Literature Festival.
August -Sept 2013 Short story commissioned by West Midlands Readers.
May-June 2013 Writing for Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.
May-June 2013 guest co-editor for the NAWE magazine (National Association of Writers in Education.)
Collaborated with film makers and worked with SEN school children to produce animated film for the Cultural Olympiad.
Organised a poetry performanceto launch Kings Heath Floral trail, poets included Jacquie Rowe, Sybil Ruth, Meredith Andrea, Caleb Klaces and me.
Commissioned to write a poem for the launch of the Kings Heath Floral Trail
Wrote for Splinter music magazine during the 90's
B.A (hons) in Art & Design has given me a keen eye for detail and visual imagery.
Team Teach Tutor
2011-12 Tindal Street Press Academy Master Class with Josie Barnard, guest authors included Jim Crace, Helen Cross & Catherine O'Flynn
2008-9 Mentored by Simon Fletcher (poet)
I have a current DBS check (this replaced the old CRB check.) I’ve taught teenagers with special needs for over ten years including students with challenging behaviour and weak literacy skills and have developed a range of strategies that give them a ‘voice.’ I also have a clean driving license and a car.
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