Archive for the 'Workshops/Courses' Category

Making A Stranger Dream Comb Bound

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

People have been asking about the comb bound booklets and zines – I am very lucky in that I have been given an old laser printer so I’ve scanned the pictures I drew and inked and cleaned them up digitally and printed them. I’ve also been given a comb binder so I went out and […]

Buzzwords Bobby Parker

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Last night I went to Buzz Words – a local poetry night including guest poet, workshop and open mic readings. I realised that I had not been for a long time Due to college and health and busy-ness but Bobby Parker was reading and I really like his stuff which I think I initially discovered […]

Finding My Voice

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Back in the autumn…. Via Centre Arts I met a lovely lady called Jenna Monroe who is a fantastic singer. I had wanted to do a workshop she was running but it was canceled so I have been on the look out for anything else she does. I can’t afford singing lessons at the moment […]

Inspira Jars

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

As part of a New Years creative challenge I said I would send something I had created to the first 5 people who commented with the idea that they would do the same The first piece I have handed over is a Inspira Jar – a concept I sort of dreamed up whilst working out […]

The Cheltenham Poetry Society

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Last night I finally managed to make it along to a Cheltenham Poetry Society meeting, having gotten lost on a previous attempt! The group was small but full of poetic-ness. The night opened with a writing exercise which covered Chinese style poetry and four part poems plus a bit about language. I wrote about 8 […]

Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2012

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Last week saw the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. I started off by going to see Domestic Cherry – so funny. It was Michael Scott and Hilda Sheechan in the personas of a Swidon Chav and a hyper kitch Housewife. The I headed out to dinner with one of the stewards and then onto Slak Bar to […]

Children’s Workshops

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

It is now the Cheltenham Poetry Festival and I am running children’s workshops. This all started with poetry dragons and has grown So now I have a giant version of part of my Monster Writing game complete with bag to keep it in! And we have the Poetry Bees who live in the Story Tree […]

Poetry Dragons And Dreadlock Aliens

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

In February I ran a couple of workshops at Rowan Field Junior school – I had stuff for them to write poems for the dragons body, a poem about writing the poems for the dragons body, the Muse Monsters telling them things they should think about when writing poetry and stuff to make little dragons […]

New Year Poetry Me

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Things I want to achieve this year: 1) Get The Little Book of Festive Poetry released in print, audio and e-book 2) Do the same for The Little Book of Olympic Poetry but before the Olympics actually start 3) Do poetry challenges: – Month of Poetry (Jan) MoP – World Poetry Writing Month (Feb) WoPo […]

Of Poetry Dragons and Muse Monsters

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I am now running poetry workshops and courses for such organisations as The Cheltenham Poetry Festival and Centre Arts mainly for children. The main two workshops I am offering are the Poetry Dragon which has appeared in the local newspaper and Muse Monsters. Both of these offer a handicraft as well as writing activity for […]