|J A M E S H A R P U R|
Talks, Readings, Workshops for Schools
|Poetry, imagination, myth, spirituality, ecology, classical studies|
|James offers talks, readings, and workshops for schools on
the above topics.
These can be tailored to the particular needs of a school or curriculum.
|For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
Teaching: He has given talks
and workshops to students, from sixth forms to primary school pupils, in a
wide variety of schools. These include Cranleigh School, Radley College
and St Paul’s Girls’ School in England; Kilmeen National School in
Ireland; Geelong Grammar School in Australia; and Lycée Prince Albert I in
His poems have been used for internal A Level English modules, and a forthcoming collection, In Loco Parentis (winner of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize) records his own five-year odyssey through boarding school.
|‘No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.’ William Blake|
Background: James studied Classics then English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has had five books of poems published by Anvil Press and has won many prizes and awards, including the National Poetry Competition, an Eric Gregory award, and the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize. His latest book, Angels and Harvesters, was a Poetry Book Society recommendation and shortlisted for the Irish Times poetry award. His poems have appeared in the Guardian, Financial Times, Independent, Spectator and other national publications, as well as on BBC Radio Four and RTE Radio One.
Contact: James would be delighted to discuss the individual needs of your school or curriculum - please contact him in the first instance at email@example.com
‘We were so lucky that James Harpur was able to
visit Geelong Grammar School as part of the Southby Visiting Fellows
Programme in 2017. His lecture on poetry was impressive and enjoyed by
many. James also visited some of our senior IB Literature classes and
shared his love of poetry with school students in a wonderfully gentle and
engaging manner. I highly recommend him to schools.’