When I’m teaching, I often tell my students not to worry about originality.
‘Originality,’ I tell ’em, ‘is a shibboleth. The only writer who we know for sure was original was Homer. After that, it all gets a bit fuzzy. So don’t sweat it.’
And mostly, I mean it. But I did think I’d had one reasonably original idea myself, which was to utilise the . . . → Read More: Teachers getting lost
On Wednesday evening I did a talk with Richard Beard under the auspices of the National Academy of Writing at Pembroke College, Cambridge, England, Yurp. The college were kind enough to invite my wife too.
To say the college made a fuss of us would be an understatement. They could not have been lovelier. The Senior Tutor Mark Wormald took time out from an insanely . . . → Read More: Marchant, Pembroke… (well, SDUC Lampeter, the Poly of Wales, Lancaster and Birmingham City University, really)
Loves ’em, I do. Please take a moment to have a look at some of their blogs, which are listed on the right hand side of my blog under BCU Life Writing. They are writing them as part of the practise which they are doing for the Life Writing course I’m currently teaching at Birmingham City University. Send them your love and clicks…