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Events & workshops

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A workshop for Spread the Word's City of Stories Home programme in 2022. Photo: Suzi Corker for Spread the Word

Helen has performed at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival, the London Library LitFest, Durham Book Festival, Brainchild Festival, Gloucester Poetry Festival, Winchester Poetry Festival, WayWORD Festival, Poetics of Home Festival, Verve Poetry Festival, MAST Studios Southampton, Hackney Chinese Community Centre, the Hippodrome (Birmingham), National Centre for Writing; and hosted Dead [Women] Poets Society events at The Forum (Norwich), the National Poetry Library (London), The Poetry Café (London) and the Sylvia Plath Festival. She has run workshops for The Poetry Society, The Writing Squad, Spread the Word, Creative Future, Poetry Translation Centre 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 has created for young poets as The Poetry Society's Education Officer 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 five 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

29 November 2023 - Bi+ Lines launch at National Centre for Writing, Norwich

30 November 2023 - Badly Translated Tattoo/poetry workshop at Mendivan Tattoo & Art Studio, Great Yarmouth [Poetry Translation Centre workshop]

2 December 2023 - Of all the Languages I Speak, I Own None - UNDERTOW / Sing Lit Station, Goldsmiths and online [Poetry Translation Centre event]

6 December 2023 - Queer Poetics: online reading with Red Bean Festival

6 December 2023 - Bi+ Lines launch at National Poetry Library, London

23 February 2023 - hosting Verve Poetry Festival's Friday night headline event ft. Seán Hewitt, Jason Allen-Paisant and Alycia Pirmohamed, Birmingham

October 2023 - June 2024 Bi+ Lines anthology launch events online and in London, Norwich, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, York, Brighton and elsewhere (details here)

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