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:
Creative story making
Rhyming comic poems
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
www.firststory.org.uk, www.poetrysociety.org.uk, www.bolton.ac.uk