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Pie Corbett at the National Maritime Museum - **Tuesday 23rd April 2013**

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Talk for Writing - Using Artefacts to create Stories and Poems

Venue: National Maritime Museum (Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre)
Date: Tuesday 23rd April, 2013

The inspirational, charismatic and creative Literacy educator Pie Corbett will explore with delegates developing Literacy Art and Artefacts. 

Pie CorbettIncluding:
- Creative games and interpreting Art to develop stories and poems in a historical context. 
- Workshop and presentation from Berlie Doherty!
- Performance by John Agard!

(Full itinerary below.) 

  • £199 plus VAT (inclusive of lunch & refreshments)
  • £184 plus VAT (without lunch, inclusive of refreshments)
Group booking over 5 delegates: 10% discount

Use our online booking service now or contact us to book your place. You can also download and fill out our booking form and return it to us at or fax it to us at 0208 465 5111. 

As we cannnot sell books on the day, please use the links below to buy now in order to have them signed at the event!

Pie Corbett
Berlie Doherty
John Agard

Conference Outline:

10.00am - Registration and refreshments

10.30 - 10.45am - Welcome by Eddie Burnett, Director of Ltd.

10.45 - Session 1: Playing creative games and writing poetry - learning to generate and craft creative writing. Interpreting images and artefacts.

11.40am - 11.55am - Break 

12.00 - 13.00pm - Session 2: Developing storytelling through art and objects by suing objects and art as well as historical evidence.

13.00 - 13.25pm - Talk by Anna Salaman, Head of Formal Learning at NMM about the collections and it's work and engagment wih schools.

13.15 - 14.30pm - Lunch and opportunity to look at the National Maritime Museums Collection and artefacts.

Prompt start 14.30 - 14.45pm - Session 3: Talk by Sue McGonigal CLPE Power of Reading Project, How to work from images and artefacts, moving from telling into writing, crafting stories through shared writing, creating a theme based approach, e.g. 'pirates'.

15.30 - 16.30pm - Performance: TBC Berlie Doherty author of Street Child, Daughter of the Sea, The Sailing Ship Tree and Treason. Or John Agard, prize winning poet, former poet in residence at NMM and last year's recipient of Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

Close and thanks, book signing.