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"Walking into a new classroom"

Check out a series of blogs written by the participants from our schools training programme. We're working with a range of incredible under-represented writers and we wanted to give the opportunity to be able to showcase their work, introduce who they are and their perspective on the course! Over the course of the next 6 weeks, each participant will offer their take of that week's session and we will publish their thoughts on this webpage. The schools training programme works with professional writers to give them the tools to create engaging and exciting primary school workshops and offer the opportunity to work with our Super Heroes: Words are our Power project. So without further ado, check out our very first blog written by Emma Coyle.

For more information on the Super Heroes: Words are our Power project click here.

Session 1

I am a BA Creative Writing student from Manchester and studying at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, graduating in Summer 2021. With a keen interest in poetry and short fiction, I enjoy exploring all forms of media, especially those that are innovative and experimental. Although I’m new to the writing world, I’ve had the privilege of taking part in the Edge Hill Prize short story shortlist (2019), working with Writing On The Wall as part of the Superheroes: Words Are Our Power project (2019) and working as an intern with Edge Hill University Press and Arc Publishing (2019) editing an anthology of poetry from women in Latin America, publishing in 2021. I am an Edge Hill Scholar, receiving a scholarship for Excellence, and outside of writing I work for the Edge Hill Campus Life Team as Campus Connector, organising student events and supporting the wellbeing of students. 

Session 2 

Jameela Khan is an ex-scientist, multi-media artist and up-and-coming theatre director based in the NW. On a RTYDS 3-month placement in 2019 with The Dukes Lancaster, Jameela worked as an assistant director, and is currently developing a new theatre show for young audiences.