Our special guest this month at
POETS CORNER @ PAGES CAFÉ
on Saturday 19th April 2008 ~ 2pm is
2007 National Excellence In Teaching Awards
State and Territory Teaching Excellence Award Recipient
(Quoted from Australian Scholarships Group)
For the Love of English:
As head of the English Department at Applecross Senior High School, Veronica Lake will use almost any means to energise her students and share her love of English Literature. Veronica weaves elements of pop culture, visits to the theatre, Shakespeare and Japanese literature together to inspire a passion for the English language among her students. She also employs candlelight poetry readings and rap style dramatisations of novels to engage her students in sharing her passion for the language.
In her own time, Veronica coordinates many writing competitions and mentors English teaching colleagues. She produces the school drama productions, as well as editing Primo Lux – an anthology of West Australian under 18’s poetry, and runs very popular annual literature camps.
Veronica’s students have topped the state in English and Literature exams and writing competitions with many going on to achieve PhDs, First Class Honours, and becoming published authors. Other past students have gone on to pursue successful performance careers. Most importantly, they all continue to read and appreciate the richness of the English language.
Veronica will bring along poets who have been published in her PRIMO LUX magazine to share their words with us.
OPEN MIC ~ 4pmPlease register with Frances Macaulay Forde if you’d like to read