Birmingham poet laureate visits

Poet Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien, Birmingham poet laureate, runs workshops for British Section students.

To help prepare our Première students for the OIB next year, we were delighted to welcome Richard O'Brien, Birmingham poet laureate and a lecturer in Shakespeare and Creativity at the University of Birmingham. Using a selection of original and thought-provoking texts, Richard ran workshops on critical comparison between prose and poetry, giving the students useful ideas, stimulating them to think critically, and giving them confidence to express their opinions. Our thanks go to Richard and The Poetry Society's Poets in Schools placement service.