How do you go about applying for a Writer in Residence role? Sam Fraser from BBC Radio Solent finds out when she interviews ArtfulScribe's Writer in Residence, Jack Thacker, who is based at Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts in 2019/2020 as part of the DO:Write project, supported with generous funding from Arts Council England and project partners.Listen now
Episode 1 in the Invisible Mentors series, 'What Do Poets Teach?', explores the importance of mentoring for developing new writers. Our guests Romalyn Ante, Aviva Dautch, and Caleb Parkin talk about their experience of being mentored, and their work for Poetry Ambassadors, a new mentoring scheme for young poets run by ArtfulScribe in collaboration with the Winchester Poetry Festival and the University of Southampton.
Episode 2 in the Invisible Mentors series, 'How Do Poets Learn?', examines the hidden histories of mentoring in the UK. Malika Booker describes how she set up a poetry workshop in her kitchen to create a safe space for more diverse voices, Lise Jalliant explains how the Carcanet archives revealed the significant role of women in poetry publishing, and Sue Dymoke discusses new research showing the impact of competitive mentoring schemes on young writers.
Episode 3 in the Invisible Mentors series, 'What Do Poets Know?', explores the various places and contexts for poetry mentoring. Andrew McMillan considers the role of informal mentoring and the importance of creative writing teaching in universities, Heidi Williamson outlines the power of professional mentoring, and Vidyan Ravinthiran talks about his role in the Ledbury Poetry Critics scheme, which supports more diverse reviewing cultures in UK poetry.
Episode 4 in the Invisible Mentors series, 'Who Mentors the Mentor?', focuses on poets and mentors whose have created wider structures for poets to give and receive mentoring. Nick Makoha describes the role of Obsidian Foundation, and Pascale Petit and Mimi Khalvati explain why they set up the Poetry School.
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