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Joshua Seigal - Spoken Word: An Education

Joshua Seigal – Spoken Word: An Education

The third instalment of our blog series on the fantastic work of Spoken Word Educators. Joshua Seigal testifies to how spoken word poetry can inspire creativity and growth in children who are otherwise flagging behind in conventional education.

I am part of the second cohort of Spoken Word Educators, a group of poets placed long-term in various inner-city London schools. I am nearing completion of my first year at Plashet School, a girls’ comprehensive in Newham.

This has been a very special year for me and I have

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One Way Ticket: Rosie Harris

March saw the final day of the emerging artists’ workshops, which culminated in a rehearsed reading of all the new work generated by the artists involved. New Writing South were again our hosts for the day, and the event was truly inspiring. Chris Elwell, Director of Half Moon, was on hand to input to performance, and Pete and Daniela from Apples were there to video proceedings and input to discussion on taking work forward. Everyone presented great new work, which they will hopefully take forward into other settings.…

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One Way Ticket: Pete Hunter

On 9th March I arrived at The Writers Place, New Writing South in Brighton, just in time to wait in the porch way for fear of disturbing Sophie Rose rehearsing her piece, and listening to it, I realised how much work the poets had put into their poems since I had heard the bones of the poems the previous week.

On Saturday 2nd March, the One Way Ticket poets – Azfa Ali, Deborah Stephenson, Michael Vidon, Katerina Quinn, Joshua Seigal, Sophie Rose, Lorianne Tika-Lemba and Jenn Hart,

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