Brenda Read-Brown

Gloucestershire Poet Laureate, 2012-2013

Older People

• Writer in Residence for older people in association with Ledbury Poetry Festival, 2008-9.
• Creative writing sessions with older people in residential care home (part of the Gloucestershire’s POPPs project), May-June 2008.
• Writer in Residence with Oncology Inpatients, Cheltenham Hospital, spring 2008.
• Reminiscence workshop with older people in Tewkesbury, January 2008.
• Reader in Residence with a group of carers, in association with Gloucestershire Libraries and a Dursley doctors’ surgery, spring 2006.
• Writer in Residence for older people in association with Ledbury Poetry Festival, 2006-7.
• Reader in Residence for Gloucestershire WI Big Read project, October 2005 – June 2006.
• Reader in Residence and IT project officer for older people in Gloucestershire, September 2004 – May 2005.
• Writer in residence for Age Concern intergenerational project, May – October 2005, working with three age groups, and culminating in a performance at Cheltenham Literature Festival.
• Poet in hospitals, Gloucestershire, October 2005 – working with stroke victims, and performing on wards with a saxophonist.
• Writer in Residence, Age Concern Gloucestershire, February – October 2004, working with older people
• Reader in Residence for the Third Age, Worcestershire, 2002.
• Writer in Residence for older people in association with Ledbury Poetry Festival, 2008-9.
• Creative writing sessions with older people in residential care home (part of the Gloucestershire’s POPPs project), May-June 2008.
• Writer in residence for Age Concern intergenerational project, May – October 2005, culminating in a performance at Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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