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22 March 2021

Posted by Tabby Hayward

FEELING WEIRD TODAY

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This week, we worked through the challenges and prompts of fellow ArtfulScribe facilitator Antosh Wojcik's 'Feeling Weird Today' soundscape-based workshop for the Poetry Society. It's available to access here and we would all really recommend it!

 https://poetrysociety.org.uk/education/learning-from-home/new-feeling-weird-today-mental-health-and-poetry-20-04-2020/

Everyone enjoyed responding to the soundscape, with some brilliant suggestions appearing in the chat of specific images which the soundscape inspired, including a choir of beluga whales! It inspired some really beautiful, imagery-rich poems, conveying a wonderful range of emotions and specific relationships with friends, pets, family - and, of course, lamps! 

With various poetry competitions fast approaching, including the Live Canon Children's Poetry Competition (https://www.livecanon.co.uk/competitions-and-opportunities/childrenscompetition), the YPN Keats challenges (https://ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/workshop/the-weariness-the-fever-and-the-fret-writing-illness-health-and-john-keats/) and the Foyles Young Poets (https://foyleyoungpoets.org/), this workshop seems to have inspired some wonderful poems at the perfect time - thank you Antosh!

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