Preparations get underway for Poetry Partners Celebrate the Woods Night!

It’s Wednesday and I’ve been on the phone today to Miss McQuarrie who tells me P6 are designing Poetry Partners posters, welcome banners and bunting.  Bunting!  Hooray! At the same time, we’re still hard at work emailing poems from Newton Stewart to Shropshire, so I can read the children’s work and make suggestions for editing.  Then I email it back to them.  I’ll be back … Continue reading Preparations get underway for Poetry Partners Celebrate the Woods Night!

To Riverside Day Centre to find memories of woods

Another chilly May morning, and with the support of Nan and Susan, I was in Riverside Day Centre to work with older people who come regularly to the Centre.  The Poetry Partners project wanted to hear their stories and memories of woods.  I knew it was likely that I’d find people who had worked in the forests here in Galloway.  And I hoped to hear … Continue reading To Riverside Day Centre to find memories of woods