Our Hair comes the Science Bit project team participated in the British Science Festival in Coventry on a very lively Friday night. We were really pleased to engage so many people in creative, scientific discussions about hair. Visitors viewed strands of hair under the microscope, asked questions about its structure, talked to our resident genetics and psychology experts about hair related issues, explored hair advertising, took a VR journey into keratin and visited me, the Poetdresser, in the Rock ‘n’ Roller parlour, to write collaborative poems about their hair.
On 13th Sept I’ll be at the British Science Festival in FarGo village, Coventry with University of Leicester science colleagues. From 17.00 – 20.00 we’ll be based in two hair salons: Rock ‘n’ Roller Parlour and Dashing Blades for: Hair comes the science bit. Come and have a hair raising time with us!
‘Collaborative Research between UK and Japan on Poetry Writing Pedagogy in the Global Age: Trialling Poetry Writing Workshop techniques now published in The Science of Reading. vol.61, No.2., July 2019, pages: 97-109.
It is my honour to pay tribute to one of the dearest writer friends I have known: Stanley Middleton. Today, Thursday 1st August 2019, marks the centenary of his birth and a plaque will be unveiled on the house in Caledon Road, Sherwood which was the family home for over forty eight years.
There’s just one day to go before poetry streams through our streets, bounds along the boulevards and flings itself far and wide across the city. Nottingham Poetry Festival 2019 starts … Continue reading
Alan Baker, Sue Dymoke and Aly Stoneman will be reading and discussing poetry about near and far-flung places
The poem ‘Roaming Range’ began to write itself after a conversation at Attenborough Nature Centre about children’s opportunities to engage with nature
Sue Dymoke and John Lucas reading 29 Nov. Thinking Like a Poet 11 Dec. Both at Beeston Library
Oct 26th London Launch for What They Left Behind. Starts 8pm, Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden