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Poetry can change the world

Saturday, 19 October 2019

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Suitable for: 14+

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Glasgow-born poet, writer and teacher, Kate Clanchy MBE, joins us at Touchstones Art and Heritage Centre to read from and talk about her award-winning poetry, the children she has taught and her fascinating insights into learning and discovery. Kate has won a plethora of awards, including the Forward Poetry Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and a Scottish Arts Book Award. Her poetry has also been broadcast on BBC Radio, and she is the current Poet in Residence at Oxford Spires Academy, working with migrant and refugee children to refine their talent and mentoring them to become world-class poets.

Philip Pullman said of Kate’s Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me: ‘The best book on teachers and children and writing that I’ve ever read. No-one has said better so much of what so badly needs saying. I want to see this book become a bestseller, I want to see it in every staffroom. I want to see it read by every student teacher. This is a wonderful achievement.’

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