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5th March 2020

As part of National Careers Week 2020, performance poet and writer Georgia Stride came to give English students an insight into how to turn their passion into a career.

Georgia left St Brendan’s in 2017 after completing A-levels in Creative Writing, English Literature and History. Now in her third year of studying Creative Writing and English at Bath Spa University, she plans to go on to a Masters with the aim of specialising in performance poetry and copywriting.

Speaking about her early influences, Georgia said that she always loved drama at school and that her passion for spoken word poetry was sparked from studying Kate Tempest’s ‘Brand New Ancients.’ It was the English teachers at St Brendan’s who encouraged her to develop her creative writing.

Georgia started performing poetry and spoken word during her second year at Bath Spa though Open Mic Nights and Competitive Slams and is now performing at festivals such as the Cheltenham Literary Festival and her own gigs.