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
Some final thoughts on the 30th anniversary National Association of Writers in Education Conference. Followed by a train journey of semi-doom where not only did the train break down, but also my cheap-as-about-fifty-portions-of-chips Hudl tablet crashed somewhere around Huddersfield (Hudlsfailed?! Sorry sorry sorry). ‘Polyphonic Place: Putting Sound Into Words’ and ‘Loving Your Legacy: A Poetry … More Polyphony, listening, legacy #NAWE30
Hello reader. This is where the writer-scholar takes time out to think about teaching and about the critical-creative PhD. Plus, I’ve just realised that this blog heading sounds like a pants attempt at writing a Harry Potter book title. Here are some thoughts and notes from sessions that I attended at today’s National Association of … More Teaching & the critical-creative PhD #NAWE30
I’ve carved out time during this year’s NAWE conference to do some of my own writing – which feels luxurious without being covered in cats and worrying about: family stuff/whether the window cleaner will turn up as I write in my pyjamas/the growing pile of clothes washing (delete as necessary) – and, before I dive … More Empathy, place writing, and play #NAWE30
Whew, it’s been a little while since I last blogged. This is to do with writing up my thesis on reading, mapping and writing the literary geographies of Rochdale. Nearly there now, just a few more words to go (plus editing, repurposing, amending, tidying…). This process has been/continues to be hard. I don’t mind admitting … More Writing Rochdale in York! #NAWE30
Text to accompany poster for IALE UK 2016 conference. … More Does everywhere have stories? Does everywhere have “character”?
On Tuesday I travelled to the University of York for the Arts and Humanities Research Council‘s first Common Ground Event. As you will see from the link, it was an exceptionally ambitious and dynamic programme, which could have been spread across a Glastonbury Festival‘s worth of days (but without the mud, dubious dancing, and Coldplay). While … More “A common treasury for all”: reflections on the AHRC Common Ground Event