Building Storeys | Building Stories creative writing session

A brief blog with photos capturing the outcome from some of yesterday’s activities for Touchstones Creative Writing Group. In the spirit of sharing, here’s my rationale for the session (aims) and session plan. Please feel free to use and adapt. Attribution would be nice but I’m not going to come after you if you forget … More Building Storeys | Building Stories creative writing session

Report: Rochdale Storyscapes, 1st August 2018

On Wednesday the 1st August, artist Stacey Coughlin and writer Jennie Bailey ran Rochdale Storyscapes, a creative workshop with art and storytelling. During the day, 59 participants – young and old – enriched, and contributed to, the artwork. People were invited to either leave their creative piece or to take it home. Rochdale Storyscapes featured … More Report: Rochdale Storyscapes, 1st August 2018

Next creative writing session for Touchstones

Blurb for the next writing session for Touchstones Creative Writing Group. Re-telling Tales using Local Folklore and Fairy Stories Do you know the popular local legend that a ghost rabbit haunts Saint-Mary’s-in-the-Baum? Even if you do, could you tell the story from the rabbit’s eye level, explore its rabbit-y desires?! Or perhaps you could write … More Next creative writing session for Touchstones

Reflections on ‘The City: Myth and Materiality’ symposium.

Once again I have taken Rochdale on tour, this time to London for a symposium (an academic meeting). On Tuesday, I attended The City: Myth and Materiality symposium organised by Association for Literary Urban Studies, and the Institute of Historical Research, supported by the University of London and the Turku Institute of Advanced Studies. I … More Reflections on ‘The City: Myth and Materiality’ symposium.

Poetry Collaboration – ‘A Woman’s War’ (link to the poem)

I have written a brief summary of last night’s event organised by KYP, however, because I can’t quite work out how to reblog it verbatim, here’s the link to Touchstones Creative Writing Group’s website* where I’ve just republished our poem: Earnshaw & Bailey debut new poem commissioned by KYP. I enjoyed this whirlwind process, getting back to … More Poetry Collaboration – ‘A Woman’s War’ (link to the poem)

Poetry collaboration – writing WW1 Rochdale women

After the last blog post on research and ‘rapid response’ poetry writing for KYP Amibition for Ageing Rochdale, I thought I’d offer a short follow-up. The poem has a name – ‘A woman’s war’ and we have more or less completed it. This email has mostly been composed over email after the snow, and mega inclement … More Poetry collaboration – writing WW1 Rochdale women