I have experience of delivering poetry, creative writing and performance workshops in a variety of settings including primary, secondary and special schools, universities, care homes, prisons and with the probation service. I also run CPD sessions for teachers on practical tools for using poetry in the classroom and across the curriculum.
I am flexible and happy to tailor workshops around your timetable, curriculum and desired outcomes.
To discuss a workshop booking please contact me on
'She was a joy to work with. Sessions were well-organised and engaging with excellent feedback from both students and staff. I recommend her unreservedly.'
Over 55s Poetry Group
The Over 55s Poetry group meets every Thursday morning 10.15am-12pm at Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester.
During the session we work on writing activities, share pieces and give feedback.
The workshops cost £8 per person per week.
If you are interested in joining us email
'Jess has done a brilliant job. It has been quite a challenge, especially since many of the participants have quite basic English. However, Jess has shown great skill working with our group and has engaged them to a degree we would never have thought possible. The class has been one of the highlights of our year.'
'Jess's skill in being able to develop students' literacy skills within real-life contexts enabled the students, of a range of abilities, to enjoy and appreciate the value of their learning.'
'Jess is able to adapt her workshops to all levels, so that everyone who attends is fully engaged, gets a great sense of achievement and , above all has fun! She took our very varied, ever changing group in her stride - I can't imagine anyone else who could deal with us so well.'