Events & workshops

Helen has performed at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival, the London Library LitFest, Durham Book Festival, Brainchild Festival and the Hippodrome (Birmingham); and hosted Dead [Women] Poets Society events at The Forum (Norwich), the National Poetry Library (London) and The Poetry Café (London). She has run workshops for The Poetry Society, The Writing Squad and Poets for the Planet and can tailor workshops to a range of themes and age groups. You can find some of the resources she's created for young poets as The Poetry Society's Education Co-ordinator here.

In June and July 2021, she wrote on-the-spot portraits of visitors to RBG Kew Gardens as plants as part of their Secret World of Plants After Hours festival. Read some of the portraits here.

Helen has four years of experience editing poetry and prose as Young Poets Network editor at The Poetry Society and offers a paid written/Zoom feedback service on work. Get in touch for more information and find upcoming events and workshops below.


Upcoming events & workshops

Friday 17 September 2021 - BESEA Poetry Night at Hackney Chinese Community Centre

Tuesday 23 September 2021 - Dead [Women] Poets Society séance in Leeds with Malika Booker & Lizzi Hawkins at Wharf Chambers, Leeds & online

Sunday 26 September 2021 - Dead [Women] Poets Society séance at Wayword Festival with Helen Bowell & Jasmine Simms (online)

Tuesday 28 September - Poetics of Home reading & panel discussion with Will Harris and Jay G. Ying

Wednesday 13 October - 100 Poems To Save the Earth reading at Gloucester Poetry Festival (more details soon!)

Monday 25 October - Poets for the Planet reading at Gloucester Poetry Festival (more details soon!)

Wednesday 13 October - Wednesday 17 November - Keeping It (Sur)real: a six-week poetry workshop series with Creative Future, in Deptford Lounge

2022 - Figuring It Out: a poetry workshop as part of the series How To Be Held (more details soon!)