I recently had the pleasure of running a series of workshops with a group of brilliant young females as part of a project called Strong ords. The project was managed by Romsey Mill. We looked at what poetry really was, wrote some, read some and laughed a lot.

Favourite quotes from the group:

“I hate poetry”

“That’s not poetry, is it?”

“Poetry is Shakespeare and boring shit”

Here are a few images.

Young female’s writing group led by Hollie McNish

Lily’s writing book the week after she ‘hated poetry’!

Brainstorming anonymously

The poem above was used for the Cambridgeshire Olympics film. I worked with filmmaker Peter Harmer to find 6 young poets to write introductions on the themes of community, legacy, diversity, inspiration, success and culture. The poem above was used for the community poem, read by myself for reasons of shyness on her part!

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One thought on “Strong Words: Poetry Workshops

  1. Some truly superb information, Sword lily I observed this.
    “So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.” by Isodore Duncan.

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