Birmingham poet laureate visits

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

To encourage our Première students to write their own entries for this year's ASIBA poetry competition, we were delighted to welcome the poet Richard O'Brien, Birmingham poet laureate and university lecturer. Using thought-provoking texts and stimulating writing exercises, Richard ran workshops on creative poetry-writing, giving the students useful ideas, encouraging them to develop their own work and giving them confidence to express their thoughts in poetic form. We look forward to reading the resulting poems and wish the students good luck with the competition.