Friday, 20 April 2012

Inspirations / Lihou / Lit Fest

Long time, no post! It's been a busy, busy couple of months in the school year so we've slipped behind our schedule. Plus, it's official: poets aren't funny - we have less poems in the bag for 'Tongue in Cheek' than any previous theme. We're going to extend submissions for this one but draft in a heavy hitter alongside - this is the theme of 'Inspirations' which invites submissions inspired by any other work of art, whether it be a painting, pop song, plasticine sculpture... you get the picture, or chorus, or other non-proprietary brand of modelling clay... good luck! Signs are encouraging on this one - there are already a few really great poems submitted in just the first few days.

What's with the hoodied Robinson Crusoes above? These are photos of the recent creative writing trip out to Lihou Island - we had a great time penning similes to the wind and waves then scaring the wits out of each other with some classic ghost stories. Bram Stoker's 'The Judge's House' is also officially a cure for insomnia for boys under the age of 14. Hopefully, we'll go again soon - get in touch if you'd like to know more about the trip or how we organized it: the Lihou Trust are incredibly helpful people and Richard Curtis came along to provide us with some amazing legends to fire our own tall tales. Thanks also to FF stalwarts Josh Bougourd and Oli Thompson for coming along to tutor the Year 8 fledgling poets - you boys, you really *wipes away tear* made a difference out there.

FF is also delighted to be helping out with the forthcoming Guernsey Lit Fest - we're listing all the schools' events as well as accepting the entries for the new Write Stuff series of competitions. More on this in the next few days...