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Paxos - Writing Courses
 



CREATIVE WRITING COURSES ON PAXOS

‘INSPIRED BY PAXOS’

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT ADAM STRICKSON

Adam Strickson is an experienced writer, tutor and frequent visitor to Paxos. He is currently a Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Leeds, where he is also in the third year of a part-time PhD in ‘Adaptation and Libretto’ in collaboration with Opera North. 

Poet in Residence at the Ilkley Literature Festival in 2005, Adam has taught poetry, fiction, life writing and the use of myth and landscape as creative sources.  He has written plays for several theatre companies and in the past three years has completed four writing and short film commissions around regeneration themes for Integreat Yorkshire (funded by Yorkshire Forward). His first collection of poetry was published in 2005.

Below are just some of the comments made about Adam's teaching and writing.

Comments about Adam's teaching:

"Thank you for all the positive comments and constructive criticism on my work.  I thoroughly enjoyed your sessions – they were stimulating and well structured. I will always be grateful to you in paving the way for me to have a chance at ‘serious writing’." - University of Leeds creative writing student, 2008

"Thank you so much for your support and understanding…and for a wonderful year." - University of Leeds creative writing student, 2009 

"Adam can inspire confidence in his students to produce surprising results that give them genuine pride in their work and the desire to continue reading and writing creatively." - Jen Kilyon, Creative Reading Project, Booktrust     

"Board members and audience/participants have told me how much they valued your enthusiasm and energy and commitment to the Festival and the poetry walk, contemporary poetry workshop and Gypsy writing events have been particularly singled out as hugely popular and innovative." - Rachel Feldberg, Director, Ilkley Literature Festival

Comments about his writing:

"A writer who can convey great complexity and emotional range with considerable skill." - Poet Ian Pople in ‘Staple’

"Zest, fun, passion and colour" - The Metro

"How good the poems are!  Full of imagery and very accessible." - Christine Verguson, BBC1

"The poetry was fabulous" - Helen Robinson, Director, Oldham Literature Festival

"A master of descriptive vigour" - Mario Petrucci, Arvon Poetry Competition prize-winner and Radio 3 poet in residence

"Highly accomplished" - Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate
 

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telephone: 0044 (0)1444 258048

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