Chrissie Gittins: Writing poetry for children

A writer’s workshop with Chrissie Gittins

Explore how writing poetry for children differs from writing poems for adults. How much research do we need to do, if any? What can we use as inspiration? Come prepared to be playful and to tell the stories which stay with you. We will write, re-write, and entertain each other with our new poems.

Chrissie has written five collections of poetry for children. She began by self publishing her first three collections, which all won awards, then was taken on by Bloomsbury who published her new and collected poems Stars in Jars. Otter-Barry Books published her latest collection Adder, Bluebell, Lobster which featured on BBC Countryfile. Chrissie is the judge for this year’s Caterpillar Poetry Prize for poems written for children.

10.00 – 12.00 The Drop-in Centre £15.00

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Gatehouse Drop-in Centre, Gatehouse of Fleet on Saturday 21 April 2018
Doors Open at 9:45AM
From 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Ticket Price: 15.00