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Bea’s Witch: An alchemical experiment in creative writing and educational practice

This is an extract from a blog written for Leeds Beckett University about creative writing and educational practice. Read the whole blog here

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Distance, isolation and creative communication

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to start a new First Story school residency at Co-Op Grange Academy in Bradford. First Story places published writers in disadvantaged schools to encourage the students to write for pleasure. Over the coming year, I’ll be working with a group of students to […]

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Anthologies of Hope

Anthologies of Hope: I’ve been encouraged and inspired by the two First Story anthologies produced by students at the schools where I’ve been Writer-in-Residence this year.