In the first session, we were joined by local writer Emma Prior who brought along some props to get our senses going and think about the memories that the various sights, sounds, smells, touch and tastes brought back. We then had a go at writing, step-by-step, our own poems based on childhood memories using different senses to describe what we could remember.
Both sessions were really fun & we were all surprised at our hidden poetry talents! Plus we got some great feedback from those who came along:
Excellent session. Amazing what you can achieve with direction.
Excellent, thoroughly enjoyed it. Re-awoke my enthusiasm for poetry.
We were really pleased that the workshops went down well and will definitely looking to run more in the future when we move into The Old Library!