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
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
Yesterday I gave a workshop for Touchstones Creative Writing Group but rather foolishly forgot to take my usual photograph of the board! This blog post reflects on the session and there are a few creative writing exercises provided that you may wish to try. Alliteration, Assonance, Onomatopoeia I ran an alliterative icebreaker: “my name is Jennie, I like to … More Sound: Putting noise into words – writing exercises
We had to set out two tables for the last session as a large number of young people turned up. Hooray! This session revolved around creating a “new country” or working on a place that the young people loved in order to “map” a new land which they named Library Land (immediate consensus around this … More Read and Feed: Last day & celebration
Text to accompany poster for IALE UK 2016 conference. … More Does everywhere have stories? Does everywhere have “character”?
“JennieJennieJennie! We wrote a story together! Look!” I’d just bundled myself through the library’s doors when three lads grabbed me to show me their creation entitled Spy Boy: Once there was a family with a dad, mum, brother, sister and baby boy. One day, the mum asked the brother to go to the shed to get … More Read and Feed: “Don’t call me Miss…”