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Writers and Teachers Skill Sharing Symposium 2015
Programme Announced:

Saturday 4 July 2015, 10:30 am – 4:15 pm

The University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5AB

NAWE (National Association for Writers in Education), First Story and The Poetry Society are running a Skills Sharing Day at the University of Bolton on Saturday 4 July aimed at writers who work in primary and secondary schools and teachers with an interest in creative writing or who teach the subject.

This event provides a fantastic opportunity to come together with fellow writers and teachers to share valuable knowledge and experience. You will be able to take part in three practical, hands on prose or poetry workshops from a choice of 14 led by highly experienced writers and teachers. Topics include: 

Story telling/listening/writing 
Interactive storytelling 
Creative story making 
Rhyming comic poems 
Performing poetry 
Analysing text through movement 
Using your local museum or art gallery to generate fiction
Celebrating LGBT histories and narratives within the London Metropolitan Archives 
A sense of belonging and belongings 
Engaging Roma and other EAL secondary school pupils in creative writing
Writing prompts 

For teachers of the ‘A’ level in Creative Writing, there are specific sessions focusing on assessment, journals and commentaries, and encouraging experimentation in prose fiction. 
Each workshop will include exercises and ideas you can try with young people themselves. 
Representatives from Arts Council England will also be there to offer individual advice on Grants for the Arts. 

Cost: £45 (includes lunch)
Book your place online http://poetrysociety.org.uk/event/writers-and-teachers-skills-sharing-symposium/ or email TMacAndrew@poetrysociety.org.uk

Closing date for bookings: 26th June 2015 

This event is hosted by the University of Bolton which runs a thriving BA and MA Creative Writing programme.
If you would like general information please contact a.caldwell@nawe.co.uk

, www.poetrysociety.org.uk, www.bolton.ac.uk

The University of Bolton, the venue for the day.

A publicity flyer is available to download below.

Other Opportunities
For other professional development opportunities organized by NAWE, visit our Training & Events page.

We also provide a full listing of CPD events for writers within our Writer's Compass secion.