Acclaimed poet joins University writing specialists for teacher training course

Posted by er134 at Jan 20, 2014 02:09 PM |
Poet Daljit Nagra to help experts train teachers to deliver Britain's new A-Level in Creative Writing

A University course, to be held on June 12 and 13 in the Ogden Lewis Suite, will feature poet Daljit Nagra (pictured) - who will be reading his work to teachers and will offer expert advice that aims to teach the next generation of British authors.

The two-day teacher training course, 'Teaching Creative Writing at Post-16: For Teachers Who Write (Or Want to Write)', will help English teachers develop their identity as writers, enabling them to better teach the new A-Level in creative writing – which has been offered to sixth formers across the country by exam board AQA.

The School of English currently offers undergraduates many opportunities to engage in creative writing throughout its BA English course, as well as an MA and PhD in Creative Writing.

The School now hosts the Centre for New Writing – which supports the work of writers, teachers of creative writing, independent publishers and literary agencies in the Midlands and beyond. The Centre, which specialises in regional literary cultures, commissions writing on a regular basis.

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