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Caroline Gill: Abbreviated CV

Education

  • Walthamstow Hall (1966-1972)
  • Norwich High School (1972-1979)
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne, BA (Hons.) Classical Studies (1979-1982)
  • University of Exeter, PGCE Secondary School (1982-1983)
  • The Bell School of Languages, Norwich, RSA Prep. Cert. TEFL (1984)

Employment (1983-1992)

  • Teaching positions in Norfolk
  • EFL tutor in Rome, Oxford and Cambridge
  • Archives Assistant & Cataloguing Assistant, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge

Activities

  • Writing: courses, publications etc. (see also Publications List)
  • Card making and digital photography: www.coastcard.co.uk
  • Holidays: often Cornwall
  • Leisure activities: visiting ancient sites, watching wildlife ...
  • Fiction: John Buchan is a favourite author.
  • Poetry: I enjoy reading the best of the old and the best of the new.
  • Website: www.davidgill.co.uk/cg/

Writing
Short
courses taken intermittently from 1986 include adult continuing education classes in Poetry and Creative Writing, under the auspices of:

  • The Writers' Bureau (about to start, 2008)
  • Swansea University DACE (tutors include Peter Thabit Jones, Byron Beynon, Peter Read, Andrew Hubbard)
  • The Write Stuff, Disability Arts Cymru (tutor: Susan Richardson)
  • WEA (tutor: Margaret Wilkinson), Cullercoats
  • The People's Centre, South Shields

Publication

  • about a hundred poems have appeared in print. Please see Publications List for list of these. and for a full list of prizes.

Prizes
Please see Publications List
for a complete list of these. First prize wins include the following:

  • 2007 Petra Kenney Poetry Competition, General Section
  • 2007 St Fagan's E-steddfod, English Language Section, category: Haiku
  • 2006 St Fagan's E-steddfod, English Language Section, category: Haiku
  • 2005 Helford River Poetry Competition, adult section
  • 2005 Ottakar/Faber Carmarthen store, adult section
  • 2005 Writing Magazine Ottava Rima Competition
  • 2003 Davidian Poetry Competition, Wendy Webb Books, Norfolk Poets & Writers
  • 1972 Sevenoaks Three Arts Festival Grove Poetry Prize, when aged 11

Editing

  • co-leader with David Gill of our local Swansea Christian Writers’ Group, Ready Writers Swansea, for five years (2002-2007). We helped to produce a small Advent anthology, Christ Comes, to raise funds for The Leprosy Mission (TLM) in 2004.

Membership

  • The Poetry Society
  • Academi (Associate member)
  • The Hymn Society
  • The Association of Christian Writers
  • Disability Arts Cymru
  • The Association of Freelance Writers
  • Poetry Book Society

Projects etc.

  • The Write Stuff, Disability Arts Cymru, 2004. I took part in this project, which resulted in a group anthology, Hidden Dragons (Parthian 2004) English language editor: Allan Sutherland; Welsh language editor: Elin Ap Hywel. I read my poem, 'Rhossili: Writing the Worm' at the book launch, Guardian Hay Festival, 2004. Other launch venues included the National Botanic Garden of Wales and The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea.

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