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Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Year 10 and 11 girls at Bolton School Girls’ Division were thrilled to receive a visit from one of the country’s hottest young poets, Luke Wright.
Luke, who is an award winning performance poet and broadcaster, performed his thought provoking and humorous work which aims to break down preconceptions about poetry, in the Girls’ Division Theatre and then the floor was opened up to questions and answers.
Later in the afternoon, he met with Sixth Formers in the School’s Joint Creative Writing Group, where he encouraged them to look at metre, rhyme, form, story-telling techniques, imagery and metaphor and editing and redrafting in poetry. They were given simple writing exercises to help them come up with content, and were given performance time at the end of the workshop.
Luke is currently on his sixth solo tour entitled “Your New Favourite Poet” and, in the evening, he performed at the School’s Arts and Conference Centre. In the past his shows have sold out Edinburgh Fringe runs and toured to Australia, China and Europe.
Luke is a 4Talent award winner, the curator of one the country’s largest poetry events and a regular on radio and TV. The Observer described him as “The best young performance poet around” and The Independent “One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation”.
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