Writing and Talking Club – Goldsmiths
In 2018-19, I was a tutor for the Goldsmiths Writing and Talking Saturday Club, for 12-16 year olds. Over 30 weeks, we covered a wide range of topics – from performance poetry, to storytelling and social change, to zine-making, to podcasts. It was a joy to work with such imaginative and enthusiastic teenagers, and I was constantly surprised by what they come up with. I can’t wait to see what they write in the future…
Ministry of Stories
I run an after school club at Morpeth School for Ministry of Stories – currently focussing on fictional diary writing.
I have a particular love for Ministry of Stories, having volunteered with them before becoming a freelance member of their teaching team. The experience I got from being a volunteer mentor was invaluable, and their particular brand of monster-themed imagination inspires me as much as it does the young people.
Evelina Hospital School
Over the course of 2019-20, I’m teaching creative writing at Evelina Hospital School four days per term. We’re making a series of zines, which will eventually become a book celebrating the school’s 70th birthday – the first, I Like It Here, is about the young people’s favourite places, and goes from London parks, to a beach in Algeria, to the life of a Minecraft tree.