Writing in Communities

I can deliver workshops for dedicated creative writing groups but have also given workshops for community groups and classes with a whole range of interests.

Dream it – Build it

‘Dream it Build it’ was dreamt up by Valleys Kids as a way to acknowledge the generous support of Knox & Wells construction company who helped them to upgrade their Residential Centre on the Gower, whilst they were transforming Soar Centre in Penygraig. Valleys Kids demanded a poetic rap for the music video..so, of course,  Read More…

The Magic Box

I was asked to write the script for a film about the magic of play. Hutchings HQ donated Valleys Kids a van to be used for outreach play and with the support from Arts & Business Cymru, Valleys Kids Friends and supporters grew the Magic Box. The inimitable Boyd Clack voiced it and played a  Read More…

Lilac Ladies in Haiku

  THROUGH THE VORTEX TIME LORDS OF PENERENGLYN BOARD THE  TERRACED TARDIS   My last visit is with two groups at the Penerenglyn Project, the Lilac Ladies and the women’s quilting group. Given its position at the foot of the Rhigos mountain and my predilection to labour to its summit by bike, I fear this  Read More…

This entry was posted on March 16, 2013.

HAIKU IN RHYDYFELIN

  LOOKING FOR A LEFT I TURN TOO SOON AND STOP DEAD CREMATORIUM  Every time I go to Rhydyfelin I always end up at the Crem. It doesn’t matter what part, Shakespeare or Shelley, I still end up in that bleak car park staring at mortality. I wonder if hearses have the same but converse  Read More…

This entry was posted on March 16, 2013.

Feeling Good Haiku in Soar

   A SEE THROUGH CHAPEL NOT SUNBEAMS THROUGH BROKEN GLASS A NEW TRANSPARENCY   Feeling good should be one of those prerequisites of everyday life like having warm clothes, a local rugby team and a conservatory. Actually I’m lying, as only one of those is essential, one is a distant memory, and the other is  Read More…

This entry was posted on March 16, 2013.

Dinas Haiku

FLATS WITH A VIEW LOOKING UP TO THE BALCONY  I TWIG THE VIEW IS ME I regularly ride through Dinas on my bike. Like all cyclists I’ve learnt to expect the unexpected. Not because I’m in Dinas but because I’m a cyclist and people like to surprise us with friendly abuse and other missiles.  Approaching  Read More…

Haiku Challenge

VALLEYS KIDS CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER THE HAIKU CHALLENGE Watching my tan fade She tells me Christmas is coming I turn white overnight.   Summer in the Valleys Kids office in Penygraig and a dreamy conundrum hangs languidly in the air. Shall we ask Larry to pen the Christmas newsletter, or shall we ask a turkey to  Read More…