I have designed and delivered poetry workshops nationally and internationally for children and young people between the ages of six and eighteen at schools and festivals. I have also designed and delivered poetry workshops for adults for the Tate Britain, the London Metropolitan Archives.
I have lectured and run seminars in drama and creative writing at the University of Huddersfield and York St John University.
My workshops usually involve a combination of creative writing exercises and exercises and games to develop performance skills. Participants always write and perform a poem by the end of the workshop.
I am happy to design bespoke workshops to suit your needs. I also offer editing and mentoring services for other writers.
“Jemima is a fantastic workshop leader – she is well-organised, inventive and enthusiastic and quickly builds a great rapport with the children and young people. Her workshops are fun, well-structured and well-planned and her charismatic delivery ensures the children are engaged right from the start. I cannot recommend her highly enough.” Michaela O’Sullivan, Education and Outreach Manager at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts.
“She helped me gain confidence in singing and reading in front of people…I learnt that you can express your feelings so many different ways in poetry” Year 10 student.
“I think we could have gone on for longer! They really got into it!” Year 6 teacher.
If you would like to book me for workshops, please do get in touch.