It’s the weather for it. Well, today and yesterday. Hot and sunny. Never mind that I’ve spent half of both days in exam boards: argh! All well run though and it’s so gratifying to know that everyone in there, the whole department, tries his/her hardest to ‘do right by’ each student. Driving back this afternoon, I did think that there’s that: beyond the numbers, the marking, the admin hassle sometimes from dawn til dusk, there is a deep humanity.

Okay, it doesn’t come out as much as we want. Like the sun. But it’s there.

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So…I’m doing a Laureate event on Saturday (14 June) at Whitstable Tea Gardens, 2-4 pm: a Poet’s Picnic! Yes, you read right. Me and Whippersnapper Theatre again, reading, writing, workshopping. Aimed at children. Theme: identity. To gather pieces for the anthology. Yes, you read right there too. More on the anthology in another post (it’s for grownups and children, everyone indeed in the region…).


COME ON DOWN!

 

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