(11) How To Teach Poetry:
Saturday 17th April | 10-12am | Free
Aristotle said that ‘we learn by doing‘. If this is true, then in order to successfully teach poetry we must also become poets ourselves. In this interactive workshop both primary and secondary school teachers will be transformed into poets. Together, we will read contemporary poetry and examine our own writing processes as well as write and read out our own poems. Through reading, writing and ‘doing‘, teachers who attend this workshop will leave with an insight into what it means to be a poet, as well as new ideas for how to teach poetry in the classroom.
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Christina Thatcher trained as a secondary school teacher in America and now works as a Creative Writing Lecturer in Wales at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She keeps busy off campus as Poetry Editor for The Cardiff Review, a tutor for The Poetry School, a member of the Literature Wales Management Board and as a freelance workshop facilitator across the UK. She has published two poetry collections with Parthian Books: More than you were (2017) and How to Carry Fire (2020).