Ch7 Perfect Poetry Workshop with Debra Bertulis

Where do writers get their inspiration from? How do you write poems to engage and entertain? How can you write to make people laugh, imagine – and think? These were just some of the questions answered by professional poet Debra Bertulis this week, who visited Ch7 to deliver a fabulous poetry writing workshop. Debra shared with students her inspiring story, including her early struggles with dyslexia that significantly affected her confidence and love of writing. Sharing her poetry tool box, she inspired the pupils to think creatively to create reactions in their readers and to free pupils from the writing rules that might be constraining them. If you would like to read Debra’s poems, her debut poetry collection "Where Do Wishes Go?" is published by Otter-Barry Books and two of her poems also feature on the LAMDA syllabus. Our thanks to Mrs Doran for organising the event.