Literature Festival Podcast

It was a pleasure for our Chair Dawn Brookes to speak to Laura and Pete from the Derbyshire Writing School on their podcast. Check out Episode 60 of the Derbyshire Writing School podcast here or via the graphic below: Pete and Laura asked Dawn What is a literary festival, and what should you expect when […]

Poetry Competition

Guest post by Olamide Shobowale What is Poetry? Poetry strings words together with intensity to express feelings and ideas using a unique style and rhythm to describe a place or tell a story. It sparks the imagination and resonates with our emotions. Poetry has been in existence for almost four thousand years and is still […]

The Minefield of Creative Writing

Guest post by Lauren Davison  Introduction It’s a challenge to give creative writing an exact definition The scope of it is so vast, that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what something has to be, in order to be categorised under the creative writing umbrella. However, Derbyshire Writing School co-founder Laura Stroud’s description of creative writing as ‘an act […]