This project is an ongoing collaboration between Queen Mary University of London, and two local secondary schools in Tower Hamlets. Workshops provide year 11-13 students (Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5) with a range of opportunities to talk, read, and write about their own linguistically diverse families and communities, to think about how Britain’s contemporary multilingualism intersects with what we call 'literature’, and to produce, perform, and publish their own creative writing. Our website showcases students' work on film, in photographs, and in downloadable anthologies. It also provides a range of teaching resources including lesson plans and teaching ideas, and a filmed writing workshop with contemporary poet Daljit Nagra.
- Provides open access to a range of useful teaching resources and ideas for anyone interested in exploring literary multilingualism and multilingual creativity in a classroom or workshop setting.
- Serves as a case study for the development of pedagogies that recalibrate the relationship between 'literature' and the multilingual classroom.
- Provides a model for productive collaboration between HE and secondary school teachers in the development of creative teaching practices.
Contact: Dr Rachael Gilmour firstname.lastname@example.org