In this writing workshop, we look at memoir and poetry about jobs, chores, volunteering, and the actions we take in the world that have meaning and create our sense of identity. Using the examples of memoir by Lemn Sissay, prose poetry by Bryony Littlefair, and poems by Seni Seneviratne and Simon Armitage - see what … Continue reading You Are What You Do – Are You?
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Life lessons shared through poetry
In our March writing session, Kirsten Luckins took us through an intensive idea-generation brainstorm and then couple of great poetic structures that together will allow you to articulate what YOU have learned in life. https://videopress.com/v/aHMI6t5R?preloadContent=metadata
Life Lines by Dawn Foster
Our final digital story from Celebrating Change #2 is from Dawn, who has put together an incredibly beautiful and ambitious stop-motion film featuring the drawings and textile skills that make up her own personal practice. Following the thread of her own life, her mother's struggles and her own experience of motherhood, she takes the image … Continue reading Life Lines by Dawn Foster
What Is My Life? by Nick Smith
Nick uses vintage footage of Cannon Street to make his poem even more powerful. We hope you enjoy and share his work!
A poem by Nick Smith
Here at Celebrating Change, we're so happy to be working with a really diverse group of digital storytellers. Today I have the pleasure and honour of bringing you the first poem from the group, a heart-wrenching piece by Nick Smith. He wrote it in response to Sara Dennis' poem 'Six' , but has absolutely made the … Continue reading A poem by Nick Smith
Stop Motion Stories
In our January session, we came together to write a communal poem inspired by a simple yet powerful life-story poem, written by local hero Sara Dennis. (See below for full poem). In it, Sara lists a long series of events and actions, some of which seem to be behaviour patterns repeating, some of which are … Continue reading Stop Motion Stories