Contact and Teaching

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I work with all ages and levels of experience – from workshops with ten-year-olds playing with sound and technology, to masterclasses, directorial support and editing with established writers and theatre makers.

 I offer one-to-one editing/mentoring sessions on poetry for The Poetry Society – contact Paul McGrane pmcgrane@poetrysocietydotorgdotuk to register interest if there’s nothing currently available…

Recent workshop

Sound Like Yourself
How do we weave our poems from the air? How do we keep even the hundredth performance fresh? How do we avoid getting stuck in one persona, one tune, one cul-de-sac of delivery? How do we ensure that we mean what we say and we sound like ourselves? This session introduces a variety of techniques to help poets keep their words alive in the moment, and find the antidote to autopilot.

Past Teaching:

2013-16 | Associate Lecturer in poetry and playwriting at Birkbeck College, University of London.

2011 –  | Guest lecturer at Goldsmiths College; The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Teesside University; Plymouth University; Liverpool Hope University; Avignon University.

2011 –   | Courses and workshops with adults and young people for organisations including: The Poetry School; The Poetry Society; The Arvon Foundation; Apples and Snakes; Unislam; Mouthy Poets; Barbican Young Poets; The Roundhouse Collective; The Theatre Royal, Plymouth.

2009-10 | Teaching Fellow in Drama at Exeter University