Say hello to St Gregory’s Writer in Residence, Josephine Corcoran, a poet, playwright and short story writer.

Josephine is going to be in school on Wednesdays, starting Autumn Term 2017.  Come to meet her on Wednesday, September 6, before school, during break, at lunch, or after school until 4pm. She’ll be in The Gateway Building, in the English corridor study area opposite G7 on the first floor.

Josephine is here to help you and talk to you about your writing ideas, as well as encouraging you to write more.  Here are some of the things you might like to do this week:
  • Get ready for National Poetry Day (Sep 28) by reading and writing poems about freedom.
  • Write a review of a book you’ve read, a computer game you’ve played, a hair product you like using, your favourite snack from the canteen – or something else!
  • Talk to Josephine about her life as a writer; what it’s like to study Creative Writing at university as part of an English degree.
  • Sixth Formers: Are you thinking of a writing project for your EPQ?  Talk over your ideas with Josephine (spaces available during lesson periods – see Josephine for a sign up form).

Josephine Corcoran is a poet, playwright and short story writer. She has two BBC Radio 4 credits, for a short story and an afternoon play, and one of her plays has been produced at The Chelsea Theatre in London. Her poetry pamphlet The Misplaced House was published by tall-lighthouse in 2014. She is currently completing a full collection. Josephine has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA and has taught writing and facilitated writing workshops in universities, community settings and schools.

As Writer-in-Residence at St Gregory’s, Josephine hopes that lots of students, staff, and parents will be inspired to write poems, plays and short stories in the next academic year and that they’ll call in to see her before school, during breaks, at lunchtime and after school when she’s ‘in residence’ which will be one day a week. Please read the school blog to find out more about Josephine’s work at St Gregory’s and how you can join her.

Josephine is really looking forward to meeting you, hearing your ideas, and reading your writing.