Teachers’ Workshop with Josephine Taylor
The English and Literature Curricula require students to produce creative writing; that is, writing that is imaginative rather than analytical. We are offering workshops for teachers of creative writing in secondary schools, focused on prose writing. The workshops are suited to a range of abilities, from a basic understanding of narrative to the capacity to experiment with language, form and structure, thus modelling students’ differing abilities. The overall aim is to make creative writing both enjoyable and rigorous, a process of using intuition and imagination and then thinking carefully about the creative choices. Through experiencing what it is to write creatively, participants will also be able to more profitably teach, appreciate and assess the writing of their students.