Arvon at Home: Children & Young People’s Workshop with Keith Jarrett

(Really) Feeling It!

Tuesday May 18th 2021, 11:00 am BST

Online

(Really) Feeling It!

(recommended age: 12-14)

It’s fair to say the last year probably wasn’t one any of us expected. As we dust ourselves off, with new working environments and home arrangements springing up around us, we find ourselves navigating a world that feels familiar yet also markedly different. The impact of these changes seems to be especially acute for young people, and our new Arvon at Home Workshops for Children and Young People are designed with this in mind. They offer online opportunities for creativity and self-expression, outside the curriculum, for young people aged 8 upwards, whether from their own home or in a school classroom, under the guidance of expert tutors in poetry and prose.

This fun workshop is designed to get us all thinking about our sense of touch, as well as exploring our emotions. Full of quickfire exercises designed to get you writing, this is ideal for young writers looking for ideas to get started and keen poets alike.


Keith Jarrett is a writer, poet, performer and educator based in London. He is a UK Poetry Slam Champion and FLUPP International Poetry Slam Winner. His poem, From the Log Book, was projected onto the façade of St. Paul’s Cathedral and broadcast as a commemorative art installation, Where Light Falls, in 2019. His play, Safest Spot in Town, was performed at the Old Vic and aired on BBC Four. Selah, his debut poetry collection, was published in 2017 by Burning Eye Books. Keith was selected as one of Val McDermid’s ten outstanding LGBTQI+ writers in the UK for the International Literary Showcase. He has judged the Polari Prize, the Foyle Young Poets Award, and is the Europe and Canada regional judge for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021. Having recently completed his PhD at Birkbeck University, he is finishing his first novel and teaches on the Creative Writing MA.

Date: 11:00 – 12:00, May 18th 

Cost: £3

As part of an ongoing effort to make these workshops as accessible as possible, concessions are available. Similarly, if you are a teacher looking for free access for your class, we’d love to hear from you. In the event of either, please get in touch with Sophie Lloyd-Catchpole at learning@arvon.org

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