21 Nov 2011

Shake the Dust

I am thrilled to have been selected to work in a new post - as a Poet Coach for Shake The Dust 'an exciting new nationwide poetry slam project'.

Shake the Dust

I am just one of five poets chosen to each work in a schools or with a youth group in Plymouth, to teach and develop skills in writing and performing poetry, with a team of talented young people.

Each of us also have a 'shadow' (trainee/assistant) coach to work with us - mine is the very talented Rebecca Tantony from Bristol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp2H7k3_mak

The project is taking place in five regions of the UK; each region will compete to produce a winning team, and then these teams will compete in a national poetry slam in London in July 2012.

...Do follow us and the trail of dust we will be shaking with these future slam-champions in the making...updates, insights, interviews and sneak previews yet to be posted on this blog...