Writer needed, Kirkgate Arts and Heritage

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We are looking for a writer, someone who is comfortable interacting with primary school aged children (helping to draw stories out of them), for the "I am Dorothy" project in Cockermouth, part of the 250 year celebration of Dorothy Wordsworth.

The purpose of this project is to reflect, to notice experiences and to then write about them.

The first project 'Dear Diary' which will be kick starting in January is diary related. It does not have to be about nature (as many of the projects relating to dorothy are), it just needs to get the children reflecting on recent events, things they have done, christmas day, days off school due to covid etc.

We would like to know the children's thoughts on writing, is writing a diary pointless to them now there are social media platforms like TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram to document their lives? Do they know if their grand parents write a diary, or maybe their mum and dad do?

To deliver 3 x 2 hour creative writing workshops for children responding to three Dorothy-inspired themes: ‘Dear Diary’ (January 2022), ‘Muddy and Magnificent (outdoor activity)’ (April 2022), and ‘Nature Notes’ (May 2022).

The person will also contribute to curating a reading event in July 2022 and digital archive of the work produced by the children. The exact dates are to be confirmed.

Please contact chloe@thekirkgate.com for more information and fees which are included in the brief. 

Deadline: 8th November 2021

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