Young People and Poetry

Participants from the Amber Foundation taking part in the poetry project

This project, called Home Front, was the result of a collaboration between the Amber Foundation, Dirt Pie Press (University of Exeter) RAMM and Stories Connect which formed part of Exeter’s Exetreme Imagination Festival 2014. Creative writing workshops inspired a small group of young people to respond to artwork, letters and literature from the First World War. Everyone involved found it a worthwhile and thought-provoking process. Much was learned about suffering and loss during wartime and, in turn, reflected on lives past, present and future. The project was supported by Exetreme Imagination through Arts Council England and Exeter Arts Council.  A copy of the poetry booklet called Home Front produced can be found on the left-hand side of this page.