I've been delighted to have been asked to run a range of workshops for a variety of organisations. The workshops have covered a range of content and topics, and have allowed me to connect with individuals all over Leeds and beyond, facilitating their journey as performers and writers. Below you'll find a selection of workshops I've taught so far with some brief information, promotional imagery, photographs, and some short informative material created for these events.
Multi Media Prompts
The literary affinity group I cofounded, Bone Down LAG, were asked to run a collaborative Supper Club event with Leeds events company Exhale.
We wanted to create a space for artistic experimentation beyond the constraints of specific form or genre. Therefore we chose to run a prompt workshop utilisng different art forms as the prompts. These prompts (a photograph of a drag look, a spoken word piece, and a collage) were all donated by members of the community I had created, and we provided a wide range of materials to participants to create work in response to these prompts. We wanted to explore the way in which different forms of art can feed into one another, so we encouraged collaboration between the participants for a visual output to demonstrate what had been learnt and explored in the time.
I was invited to host a workshop as part of Quercus Craft market at Leeds Playhouse in 2023.
The focus of the creative writing workshop was on writing and exploring the topic of identity and how it impacts your work. We discussed the importance of marginalised identities, the way in which it can be reflected in what we produce, and how it impacts the way in which our work is read and given exposure. I worked with a group of 30 attendees to discuss this and work through some exercises together.
Home on Stage
A local radio station Chapel FM asked me to put together some events for their annual writing festival Writing on Air. As part of this, I led a performance skills workshop entitled Home on Stage to take poets and performers of all kinds through basic performance skills such as adjusting microphones, talking to hosts, body positioning and language, and more. The session was a mixture of virtual and in-person, even being broadcast on the radio. It was followed by an open mic in which attendees were encouraged to practise the skills they had learnt.
If you're interested in booking me to run a workshop, get in touch using my contact form.
I have experience with running events virtually as well as in person, I can provide all my own supplies and moderators, and even create and provide graphics for promotion.
I'm currently looking to run:
-a repeat of the performance skills workshop
-a collaborative creative writing session
-a series of workshops on finances as a creative
-spoken word as an art form.