Since 2015, we’ve been working in Collingwood School with loads of BRILLIANT young people in Years 8 and 9. Working with artists Fred Phethean, Rowan McCabe, Bob Beagrie and Emily Wiseman, they’ve been on a journey through poetry, spoken word, rapping and MC-ing, and now film-making with the fantastic Adam Opie!
It’s not an exaggeration (I promise!) to say that this has been a life-changing experience for both the artists and young people involved. Young Writers’ City continues to work with Excelsior Academy in Hadrian and Millburn schools, and to develop out-of-school poetry and rap groups.