Writing Hampshire

Happy Birthday Writing Hampshire – 200 and counting

Happy Birthday Writing Hampshire – 200 and counting

I”ve been having a holiday. I”ve enjoyed my time off: I spent the school holidays working¬†mainly on poems, giving a final polish to old ones, starting a couple of new, and – most exciting – rediscovering some good drafts that I”d utterly forgotten I”d written. Then for the first week of September we spent a(…)

Writing Hampshire at Costello School

Writing Hampshire at Costello School

In April, I went to the launch of 10 Days Creative Collisions, a 10-day interdisciplinary arts festival in Winchester this autumn.¬† I went expecting to promote the festival’s Schools Engagement Project, of which I am a part; and to be fair that was mostly what I did. But what I didn’t expect was also to(…)

Finishing Wessex LitFest 2013: Noadswood and Romsey Schools

Finishing Wessex LitFest 2013: Noadswood and Romsey Schools

So, following on from my last post, here is the rest of my Wessex Schools Litfest 2013 poetry tour. On Friday I was back on the Waterside, at Noadswood School. One of the good things about being in my second year as Hampshire Poet is revisiting places that first brought me in last year, as(…)

Starting LitFest 2013 at Hounsdown School

Starting LitFest 2013 at Hounsdown School

Last year, I taught a very enjoyable day of poetry at Noadswood school as part of their contribution to the annual Wessex Schools LitFest. This year, I am delighted to be doing three LitFest days at three different schools. Monday was the first of them, at Hounsdown School in Totton, where I was opening the(…)

Writing Memories with Year 6: St Bedes School, Winchester

Writing Memories with Year 6: St Bedes School, Winchester

On Friday I did my first visit of the Summer School Season, at St Bedes Primary, in the heart of Winchester. The school brought me in to run a poetry workshop that would help their departing Year 6s ‘reflect on their times at the school and the history they have made or been a part(…)