COLLECTION FOR CHILDREN
I am currently working on my next book, a collection for children called 'The Bubble Wrap' which will be published, this autumn in October 2017. It will include older poems that I've been performing in schools for many years alongside plenty of new ones which I've been writing on subjects such as daddy long legs, everyday magic or footballs that fly over the fence. More news to follow very soon.
OUR PLACE RESIDENCIES
This summer I've been working in two care homes for Suffolk Artlink as part of their 'Our Place' project. Paired up with another artist in each home, we've been exploring how staff, residents and their families can use creativity to bring positive changes to their daily routines. So far we've come up (amongst other things) - creative cards (to start conversations), boxes of 'Interesting Things' and we're working towards a 1950s Day to help stir memories.
SUFFOLK YOUNG POETS COMPETITION WORKSHOPS
This summer term I've been running six days of workshops in Suffolk schools, entitled, 'Lines from the Landscape'. Supported by the new Suffok Secrets Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty fund, the aim is to encourage children to write about their local landscape and explore what it's like to live in the most easterly county. We've certainly been discovering new young writing talent who have created some brilliant new poems, some of which may be among the Winners and Commended in this year's Suffolk Young Poets Competition.
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