This week the Karori Brain Bunny class were learning about poetry – in particular list poems, metaphors and similes. They were asked to come up with a topic as a group and each write one metaphor or simile on that subject. Then we put the lines together to create a collaborative poem. The Karori class chose the subject of “Death”, and here is their fantastic poem. Continue reading
It’s been a busy few weeks over here at Brain Bunny. We had two fantastic holiday programmes during the April school holidays – a creative writing one organised by the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, and we also collaborated with Drama Remedy to create “Characters From Page to Stage”, a creative writing and drama holiday programme. Both programmes were Continue reading
It’s been a busy start to the year, over here at Brain Bunny HQ! In January, I was asked to run a creative writing class for adults at Mix in Lower Hutt. The class was great fun, and I was really impressed with all the creative ideas that came out of it. We also had a fantastic trial class at the Churton Park Community Centre, for children wanting to try out Brain Bunny classes.
Then we were straight into term one with regular afterschool classes in Karori and Churton Park, and we welcomed our new Churton Park tutor, Shona McNeil. Continue reading
Happy school holidays everyone! If you want to do some writing over the school holidays, but you’re stuck for ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Try writing a story or poem that includes one or more of the following things:
- A teapot with something hidden inside it
- A character who gets lost
- An argument Continue reading