Creative Writing with Adult Education
A group of learners from English classes for learners with dyslexia at Manygates, St Luke’s in South Elmsall and the 5 Towns centre came together recently to attend a Christmas Creative Writing Workshop at Wakefield One. This had been arranged by their tutor, Vanessa Goddard and Lynne Holroyd from Library Services.
Julie Walker, a Reader Development Officer with Kirklees Library Services, hosted the event and worked with the learners on creating a group poem about Christmas. All the learners have limited writing abilities but showed their creative side in putting together a brilliant poem!
The learners really enjoyed the day – asking when they could do it again! Vanessa, the class tutor, was thrilled at how well they had done, saying “When your writing skills are limited you can be overlooked for creative writing ventures but this shows that everyone has potential to write good poetry! With the help of Library Services we are hoping to provide more opportunities for learners to develop their creative writing skills……”
An Ode to Christmas
The man in red gets all the credit
The woman’s stressed about the list
She fights through crowds all hot and bothered
While he’s at home getting……. merry!
But it’s all worth it when you see the faces
Of the children lit up with joy
Making memories to last forever
A gift that time cannot destroy
And on it goes each festive year
We celebrate our Christmas cheer!
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