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Schedule for Teaching Creative Writing Day hosted by the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning, including Spoken Word artist Peter Bearder on 'From Homer to Hip-Hop'.

Where? PSH 326

When? Friday, 13th December 9am-4pm

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9am-9.10am. Dr Francis Gilbert to introduce the conference.

9.10am-9.55pm. Sophie Marsh introduces Body Poetry: a mixture of movement, dance and wording to stimulate creativity and explore the wisdom of the body

10-11am. Camilla Stanger: Teaching creative writing to teenagers.

Break

11.15-11.45am Teachers as Writers: a fresh approach, Jeni Smith.

11.45am-12.30pm Thoughts and reflections from Goldsmiths' tutors and others.

12.30pm-1pm Lunch. Please bring your own; there are cafes etc on campus as well.

1pm-2pm Peter Bearder talk ''Homer to Hip Hop: A People's History of the Oral Tradition'.

2pm-2.30pm. Launch of Pete Bearder 'Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance'.

Break

2.45pm-3.15pm. Launch of the anthology 'My Thoughts, My Feelings', and reflections upon teaching creative writing by teachers.

3.15pm-4.15pm. Readings and goodbyes.

The Goldsmiths’ Centre for Language, Culture and Learning is delighted to invite you to its conference, ‘Teaching Creative Writing: My Thoughts, My Feelings’. Running from 9am-1pm, this conference will explore how creative writing can be taught to 11-18 year olds both inside and outside school as well as other members of the community. It will finish with two book launches, a Spoken Word performance and a celebration of students' work.

The morning will primarily focus upon the teaching of creative writing in secondary schools. Goldsmiths alumni who are now expert teachers of English and/or creative writing will explain how they teach creative writing in inner-city settings. They will provide helpful tips for teaching as well as encourage delegates to do some of their own creative writing based on the general topic of ‘Dreams and Nightmares’, which many of their own pupils are working on in order to produce an anthology of writing, published by Goldsmiths Widening Participation and Education departments in October 2020.

The afternoon will include talks/performances by the Spoken Word artist, Peter Bearder, who will launch his new book 'The Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance', as well as giving a linked talk/performance entitled: 'Homer to Hip Hop: A People's History of the Oral Tradition'.

This will be followed the launch of the anthology 'My Thoughts, My Feelings', which contains the creative writing of many London students, to which teachers and pupils are invited. Certificates will be handed out and readings performed from the anthology.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased for free through Eventbrite. They are open to anyone who is interested in teaching creative writing. Part of the audience at the conference will consist of Goldsmiths PGCE English students as they will be attending as part of their PGCE course: they do not have to book tickets, but everyone else does.


Please email Dr Francis Gilbert, f.gilbert@gold.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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