Received this wonderful feedback from my stint as Writer in Residence at Ryan Catholic College and wanted to share it (well okay – show off!).

“Edwina’s visit was great. She was very flexible and able to accommodate our needs – and I threw a diverse range of needs at her! She was able to adapt her workshops to suit students of all year levels from Year 5 to Year 8, and to meet the needs of both high-needs and high-performing children. Her workshops were simple in structure – rather than ‘dazzling’ us with technology, she got down very quickly to the core of writing. This enabled our students to produce some very high-quality work very quickly.

I would strongly recommend Edwina to other schools – especially those looking to engage a writer who actually draws work out of students. They loved the program, their teachers loved it and we have all been able to take some great tips for writing away from it.”

Graham Joseph

Curriculum Leader – English (5-8) Ryan Catholic College

Thanks Graham 🙂

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Creative writing class

Flat out at work

Well here I am, hard at work pretending to be an assassinated queen, doing role plays with a creative writing class at Ryan Catholic College in Townsville where I was lucky enough to be Writer in Residence for four days last month. I had a fantastic time inspiring young writers from Years Five to Eight and was truly amazed at some of the beautiful work they produced.

I used lots of yoga techniques to get rid of that critical voice that can inhibit creativity, and the kids took to it brilliantly, writing like furies. Even those who’d never written anything creative by choice before, were proudly reading their pieces aloud to the group by the end of the session.

Later in the month, I ran workshops alongside other writers at the annual Meanjin Young Writers Boot camp at Griffith University. So much fun!

I love doing this kind of work. So if you, or anyone you know, is looking for a visiting writer to inspire students, please do think of me and contact SpeakersInk.

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