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My experience of The Writing Room, by Rachel Long

My experience of The Writing Room, by Rachel Long

I started going to The Writing Room in February 2013, after seeing a workshop advertised on Apples and Snakes monthly e-newsletter, that I had subscribed to. After finishing my degree in Creative Writing and American Literature, I found myself in a creative slump. The only thing I wrote in the months after leaving Uni were cover letters, applications and editing the C.V for jobs I never heard back from. For someone who is miserable when they are not writing, I needed a creative outlet and a new space to write …

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Architects of our Republic: Introduction to the man behind the blog and ‘Make a Difference’ project.

Architects of our Republic: Introduction to the man behind the blog and the ‘Make a Difference’ project.

Usually introducing yourself can be a tricky affair but over the course of this project I’ve had a lot of practice. I’ll start with my name which is Fitz, short for Fitzgerald Honger. I’ve been writing for a while whether that is a screenplay or a comedic blog post. You’ll find my fingerprint on all things relating to social media. Evidence of this can be found on our twitter account @rageandradiate and our

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From one young creative to another: Lewis Buxton

Lewis Buxton


What is your first memory of poetry?

 A cassette tape. It was Michael Rosen’s book ‘Hairy Tales and Nursery Crimes’ which were gruesome retellings of fairy tales and I think it included some poems. Alongside this definitely some of Roald Dahl’s poems like ‘Pig’. I always remember liking patterned language; it helped me to remember things and sometimes even understand them better.

When and why did you start considering you could be a poet?

In some ways I’m still considering it. I am still a student, therefore financially

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Why you should get into poetry, by Carl Burkitt.

Young people should get into poetry because… 

 

Young people should get into poetry because

of the wheel barrels full of cash frequently left

at your door.

 

Young people should get into poetry because  

of the oysters and caviar,

Cava and Foie Gras.

 

Young people should get into poetry because    

of the endless complicated, and gymnastic,

48-hour naked parties constantly on tap.

 

Young people should get into poetry because

of the chiseled physique and

quick metabolism you’re left with.

 

Young people should get into poetry because

of the pimped up,

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Antosh Wojcik’s poetry experience & his 384th poem.

My Experiences of Poetry by Antosh Wojcik

For a long time, I hated poetry. In school, we studied war poets to death and I despised every moment of it. A lot of the time, I had no idea what any of it meant and  didn’t want to care about the poet’s plight, so I rejected it the moment I no longer had to study it. Of course, I still wrote it, when I was fourteen and full of angst, self deprecating and depressed. No girlfriend, no love, hating ‘the system’;

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From one young creative to another: Laura Dedicoat

Laura Dedicoat

 

 

What is your first memory of poetry?

My first real memory would have to be during high school English classes. I would be the student who couldn’t really focus and would spend the majority of the time messing around, but then as poetry activities would come up – both writing and analysing – I’d focus and enjoy my work, which my teacher, Miss Ludford, really picked up on, encouraged and highlighted it as one of my strengths.

 

When and why did you start considering you could

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Stephen Morrison-Burke speaks out

An interview with Birmingham’s Poet Laureate and the current National Slam Champion, Stephen Morrison-Burke, as well as highlights from his recent performance at Level UP at the Fusion Center, Birmingham, on 28 June, 2013.

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Level Up: Young Poets listen up!

Introducing the Level Up collective

The photos below are from last Friday’s Level UP at The Fusion Center, Birmingham.

Laura Dedicoat, an established young poet, intern at Apples and Snakes and inspiration – who makes things happen for young poets, helped to produce Level UP. This is what she has to say about it:

Level UP is a new monthly poetry event aimed at young people aged 12-19, providing them with an open mic opportunity for all styles and abilities to showcase their talents on stage. …

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July Snakebasket Extracts

Apples and Snakes’ Snakebaskets are monthly newsletters tailored for each region we work in. Here you will find lots of exciting spoken word stuff and more about what we are up to in your area. These are extracts – sign up here to receive the whole message!

“just wanted to say thanks for one of the best poetry-info emails I’ve ever received. Hope to attend at least a couple of the events – brilliant!” London Snakebasket reader.

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From London Coordinator Russell
Gosh, halfway through the year already. …

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Lauren Powell, Marketing Intern: Travels with my suitcase, for Apples and Snakes.

For the second time I am battling my way around the capital, with my suitcase, to pursue an internship in Digital Marketing & Communications, with the masters of spoken word: Apples and Snakes.

In the last two weeks I have relocated from the far west of London to the far north of London; then to the not-so-far Streatham Hill; plus two trips back to recuperate on home and hilly turf. Next week: Richmond.

The last – nearly three hour – journey there and back has been exhausting, but the …

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