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 in The Exchange on Rutland Street, 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 email@example.com.
‘I love the way that Jess teaches. She achieves just the right balance to stimulate creativity. I have seen everyone who has attended Jess’s workshops improve their technique and repertoire. As for me personally, poetry is now my passion.’
Writing East Midlands Young Writers' Group
A fun and friendly creative writing group for 14 - 17 year olds where you’ll get to explore different types of writing and share your ideas, meet new people, decide what and how you’d like to write, and display or perform your writing at a festival or event.
6 - 8pm
Curve Theatre, Leicester
£5 per session
Sessions run every other Tuesday for most of the year but get in touch with Curve Theatre or Writing East Midlands to check dates.
'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.'