I graduated with a first-class degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, and have since done various writing commissions (primarily prose and script writing). I have run writing workshops for Multistory, Aston Hall and Northfield Arts Forum, and I have also run a Writing Community through Windswept for the past two years. Writing is one clear approach to storytelling. However, I also enjoy incorporating theatre, movement and music to storytelling, as well as looking at telling aural stories. My exploration of storytelling often includes looking at existing stories such as Shakespeare, contemporary fiction, and YA fiction.
I work with organisations to create storytelling workshops, courses and performances. Beneath are some examples of what I can offer:
A workshop that looks at writing poetry, prose and/or scriptwriting. This could be anything from idea generation to editing. These workshops can be tailored to suit the ability of participants.
I am always open to writing commissions. I have experience writing creative audio tours for heritage sights, children's stories and short stories. I am particularly interested in themes around identity, heritage and race.
Workshops that use theatre and/or writing. These workshops can be about devising, scriptwork, or team building and having fun!
I am open to performance work based around creative storytelling.
Workshops around reading and exploring books/texts. This can be like a book club, or more explorative and creative.
Examples of previous storytelling projects I have been involved with:
Selly Manor: Audio Tour: Writing a creative audio tour based on the history of Selly Manor.
Northfield Arts Forum: Writing Course: Running writing courses with a range of demographics.
Windswept Workshops: Writing Community: Leading monthly writing sessions, editing publications and facilitating performance.
Beatfreeks: Lockdown Commission: Writing a prose poem about my experience during lockdown.
C&T: Faraway: A commission to create a digital fantasy story for children around intersectionality.
Multistory: Community Publication: Leading storytelling workshops and editing the publication.
National Literacy Trust: Book Club: Leading a book club for KS3 students.
Please get in contact if you would like to discuss the storytelling workshops by going to the contact section and emailing me.