Northbrook College students have produced a poetry anthology which has been accepted into the main collection of the National Poetry Library at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Northbrook students studying Theatre, Photography, Fine Art and Art & Design among others, collaborated with a Creative Writing Group at the University of the Creative Arts to create ‘Leave No Trace’, as part of a workshop run by novelist Shaun Levin.
Shaun, who has had a number of works published, led the students on a walking and writing tour around London's South Bank, where students were encouraged to engage in narrative responses to artworks in the Tate Modern, the hustle and bustle of visitors, and reflections of self and key questions which motivate and drive personal vision.
Shaun said: "I felt honoured and inspired to be amongst these writers, watching their concentration when they wrote, witnessing their conversations and their attentiveness to others, and most of all hearing their work, it's integrity and precision and capacity to surprise."
The workshops were organised by Northbrook Lecturer Jac Cattaneo and Curtis Tappenden, Lecturer at UCA Rochester, who have been researching and building the culture of process-based creative writing within the art and design sector for six years, and have jointly led student workshops at the V&A.
Jac said, “The Creative Writing group for Art, Design, Media and Theatre students at Northbrook College has benefited from a dynamic collaboration with our sister group at the University for the Creative Arts. The students have produced some truly innovative and exciting work. Proof of this is the acceptance of our anthology into the National Poetry Library in the Southbank Centre.”
Copies of Leave No Trace are available in the UCA libraries and the British Library.