I offer workshops for schools and adult groups, colleges and other organisations.
Schools -both writing and performance workshops are available, or I can combine both aspects as required. I am particularly interested in historical themes, though I am happy to work with others such as gothic or identity.
Here are some comments:
"It was very good... the children loved the story... lots of varied activities... fun, engaging and pitched at the right level... inspired some excellent written work."
Helen Sharma, teacher, Weston All Saints Primary, Bath
"Feedback was very good... a really positive experience for the students"
David Grimmett, Head of English,Churchill Academy
"All children said they enjoyed it - one said it was the first poem he's ever written that was any good."
B.Carson, teacher, Air Balloon Hill Primary, Bristol
"The workshops were well planned and matched the needs of the students. As a result of these sessions, students were confident in their ability to organise their content and improve their skills to meet GCSE requirements."
Louise Milne, Head of English,
Merchants Academy, Bristol
During a long-term residency at Cotham School Bristol I edited a book of children's poems, mischievously titled ‘The Demons in our Head’.
“Students were very enthusiastic… Trevor’s sessions with students allowed them to have confidence in their abilities and to explore poetic language and ideas in an exciting and accessible way.”
Workshops for adults
"Trevor's course has helped me gain confidence not only in performing my poems, but also sharing them. He was able to breath new life into some poems I'd previously thought of as dead."
"I had never been to a creative writing workshop before. I liked this. I was told it would just be some bloke pontificating! ...but there was a structured lesson and we all got to write a piece - in 12 minutes! Complete with tips and tricks, and Trevor was kind to me when I read out my piece with trepidation."
Caroline Easthope, Warwick Folk Festival