ED6 English students with award winning poet Sinead Morrissey

Students Visited By Award Winning Poet

East Durham College Sixth Form students have been treated to a workshop by an award winning poet, as she toured the north east.

T.S. Elliot award winner, Sinead Morrissey, visited English A-Level students at the college’s Peterlee campus, talking to ED6 students about her career.

Sinead, who is this year’s Durham Book Festival Laureate, talked to students about her collection of work, as one of her poems features as part of their course this year.

She also talked to students about the creative and editing process along with the inspiration behind how she wrote some of her poems.

The event also gave the students the opportunity to work with representatives of New Writing North and Durham University, who gave them and insight into what it is like to study English Literature and Creative Writing at university.

ED6 English lecturer, Lucy Greenwood, hailed the afternoon as a great success and thanked Sinead for honouring the college with her time.

Lucy said: “It was a great privilege to have Sinead visit us at ED6 to talk to students and give them an insight to her fascinating career.

“Sinead’s collection of work is world-renowned and one of her poems, Genetics, we will be studying as part of the A-Level course here at the college this year, so to get an insight to how that poem was created was a great opportunity for the students.

“I believe this visit has left a highly lasting impression on the students, with a number of which are considering continuing their studies at university level in English Literature and Creative Writing.”

For more information on A-level courses at East Durham College’s sixth form, ED6, contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.