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(…)

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(…)

Poetry, Poetry Everywhere

Poetry, Poetry Everywhere

I had a busy week last week – beside the end-of-semester madness building at Winchester Uni, I also had three other poetry things on from Wednesday to Saturday. It was poetry, poetry, poetry, and I had a great time.   Last Wednesday I was one of the judges for the Hampshire final of Poetry by(…)

It’s A Steal: some thoughts on ‘finding yourself’ as a writer

I spent an enjoyable and thought-provoking evening last night at the Hampshire Writers’ Society. I was invited as the warm-up act, giving a brief plug for the Writing Hampshire project, which is going strong: over 100 poems now, and more coming in all the time. Next I hope we can get 200 poems, including more(…)