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UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Visiting Artist Lecturer - Playmaking

This module focusses on developing the writer’s voice through the creation of an excerpt of an original drama. Students will explore the main building blocks of a play, from character and dialogue to story and structure, will spend time thinking about the ways that theatrical stories work, and will put these components and ideas into practice through their own creative writing. 

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Visiting Artist Lecturer -  Pilot Project 
 
The Pilot Project module is focussed on supporting 3rd year BA (Hons)Theatre and Performance students to create their final projects for the year. This culminates in a series of performances across Leeds.
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Street Voices, Freedom Studios 

Six month playwriting course for writers with some level of writing experience. Includes:​

  • Masterclasses and Q&A’s with experienced creatives

  • Support and advice from theatre-makers and industry professionals

  • Opportunities to see plays, events and performances

  • Script in hand performance of your work

  • Safe and friendly environment to try out ideas

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Tutor - Young Company Writers 

The Young Company Writers work reading, analysing and writing plays. They will be given exercises, tasks and support to help them develop a full length play.

Young Writers will:

• Develop their writing skills through practical writing exercises and creative tasks.
• Gain a wider understanding of writing for the stage.
• Read work by a variety of playwrights.
• Work with professional writers.
• Share work with peers.
• Receive feedback and mentoring from theatre staff.
• Collaborating with Young Makers and Performers from the Young Company to develop work
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Poetry Workshop Leader- 'We Are Roundhay'
Leading poetry workshops with year 7-13 students on the  what it means to be a student at Roundhay. 
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Workshop Leader, St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School

Delivering KS2 poetry workshops and hosting poetry slam. 

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Including:

  • Young Writers Programme.

  • Manchester University -  'Writing for Performance' Undergraduate drama course

  • Rochdale Young Company

  • Wordplay - a daytime programme for adults who are new to playwriting.

  • Royal Exchange Elders Company

  • World Wide Workshop -  Adults from displaced, migrant or minority communities

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Sessional Tutor at Warwick Writing Programme, English and Comparative Literary Studies (January - June 2018)

Lead tutor on the module: Writing Out Loud: Slam, Spoken Word, and Performance Poetics

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Writer- in - Residence at Faversham College (Bradford)

Designing and delivering a year-long poetry and creative writing programme for students aged 11- 18 years to advance their literacy skills, confidence and engagement in the arts.

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Workshop Facilitator, Brave New Voices

Brave New Voices 2.0 is a celebration of the multilingualism of many recently arrived young refugees and asylum seekers in London, turning language barriers into creative bridges.

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Workshop Leader, Burnley Young Carers

 

Working with young people in Pennnine Lancashire to express themselves using spoken word and music production. 

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Spoken Word Workshop Facilitator  Various schools and organisations

Including:

  • Grammar School, Leeds

  • Carr Manor High School

  • Exceptional Generation, Church of God of Prophecy

  • York Museum

  • University of Leeds