Creative Writing

Creative Writing with Eloise Unerman

Eloise ran a poetry workshop with 5 young people at the Dearne IKIC in late July. Each young person chose a notebook from a selection Eloise brought. They started off with a free form writing exercise, writing from a one-sentence prompt, without overthinking or editing. They then discussed poetry and assumptions some people might make about who can write poems, or what a poem has to be. They then wrote poems with the prompt ‘I Come From’, exploring themes of home and local area through everyday images.

About Eloise

Eloise Unerman writes poetry and game narratives. She creates pixel art and specialises in character animation. The most recent addition to her skill set is proofreading. She was awarded Cuckoo Young Writers Award in Northern Writers Awards 2017 and is currently Barnsley’s Poet Laureate.

Her poetry has won several awards, namely first place in the young people’s category of the Ledbury Poetry Competition 2017 and a commendation in Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017. When not working, you can find her learning Mandarin and Hebrew and running away from zombies.