Longley Park Creative Writing Workshops

RESCHEDULED FOR AUTUMN 2021 – info coming soon!

If you’re a Longley Park Sixth Form student, you can sign up for one of three creative writing workshop through the day on Wednesday 16th June working with our current Sheffield Poet Laureate Warda Yassin and Vicky Morris from Hive Young Writers network.

They’ll build your confidence and get you writing in relaxed and fun ways (small groups) and let you know about other opportunities for you to develop your writing and be part of a young writers’ community.

All welcome! You don’t need to think you’re a great writer to attend, just a keenness to try something new – the workshops are about sparking ideas and using your creative voice (not spelling and punctuation!) There’ll be no pressure to share what you write.

When & where: 16th June | Where: ILC space
refreshments & free notepads!

Workshops:
10:00am -11:45am
12:30pm – 2:15pm (female only)
2:30pm – 4:15pm

To book on email: ilcteam@longleypark.ac.uk

Check out Hive’s Young, Gifted & Black podcast below to see what emerging writers in the network are doing!

Warda Yassin is a British Somali poet and English teacher. She was awarded the Women Poets’ Prize 2020/21, and became Sheffield Poet Laureate in the same year. Warda writes about her Somali heritage and community and in 2018 was a winner of the New Poets Prize. Her debut pamphlet Tea with Cardamom came out with The Poetry Business in 2019. Warda has been a part of the South Yorkshire writers network (now Hive) for 8 years and recognises from her own experience, how it can support young people to reach their potential.

Vicky Morris is a poet and creative educator based in Sheffield. She’s been widely published in places like The Rialto, Under the Radar and The North and is the editor of four anthologies of poetry and fiction by young writers. Vicky has worked for many years developing young creatives across South Yorkshire and founded Hive Young Writers Project in 2016. In 2019 she received a Sarah Nulty Award for Creativity for her impact in the region. She is a recent Arvon/Jerwood mentee, and a current contributing editor at Poetry Wales. If All This Never Happened is her debut chapbook published by Southword Editions.