Sound: Putting noise into words – writing exercises

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

Python palaver perhaps I should have used JavaScript (or: trying to code without a clue / running before walking)

As part of my PhD thesis, I’m arguing that there are other ways of mapping Rochdale both collaboratively and creatively. One of the maps that I’m “making” is a text game map that tries to explore the more phenomenological side of Rochdale in a creative, and collaborative, way. This game works with the premise of … More Python palaver perhaps I should have used JavaScript (or: trying to code without a clue / running before walking)

Read and Feed: reading, writing, social justice, & sandwiches.

The Trussell Trust, a network that runs over 400 foodbanks, helps to support some of the poorest people in the UK who depend on these resources. According to the Trust, between April 2015 and May 2016, there were 160,048 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in the north west of England. Using statistics from the 2011 UK Census, the Rochdale … More Read and Feed: reading, writing, social justice, & sandwiches.

“A common treasury for all”: reflections on the AHRC Common Ground Event

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