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Poetry Slam at John Fisher

18 Jul 2016

On Thursday, 14 July, over 70 students participated in a series of poetry workshops led by ​writer and poet Andy Craven-Griffiths. Students worked in groups to use rhyme, perspective, voice, simile and metaphor to create their own original pieces of poetry. 


Andy has worked with over 20,000 young people in his writing and performance workshops since he began running them in 2007. As a poet he has performed most extensively live on stage (Glastonbury, Latitude, BAC) but has also had work broadcast (Radio 1, Radio 4, BBC 2), and printed (poetry journals such as Magma, Ambit).  Currently, Andy is one of Radio 3’s Verb New Voices and is Lead Writer on various children’s writing projects. 


JFS students were positive and hardworking, producing some very creative, interesting poems. A huge thank you to Andy for visiting and sharing his talents!



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Poetry Slam at John Fisher