I have led various writing workshops for arts centres, organisations and charities, including: Spread The Word, the Barbican, the Albany, Entelechy Arts, National Youth Orchestra, Headway East London, Floating Classroom, Future Men, Westminster Befriend A Family, Dragon Café, etc., in-person and online. For the past fie years, I've supported award-winning writers / artists in editing their prose and poetry, and offering detailed feedback to develop their work.
The passion, care and commitment I offer in all areas of my work has led to sustained relationships with these different organisations. I have taught creative writing to classes in primary settings, and as a tutor, work with primary, secondary and university students on their study of English Language and Literature.
During my BA studies at the University of Oxford, I ran consent workshops and was a Respondent for Sexual Violence at Brasenose College. Additionally, I volunteered for TeachFirst in their university access programme for state school students, Futures (2014-2018), which I attended as a sixth-former. I also volunteer for a mental health charity which offers support via phone/email to people in crisis.
My workshops are crafted to fit the desired outcomes and needs of the participants I'm supporting – I consistently receive stellar feedback about the sensitive, generative and welcoming spaces I create, offering people the chance to embrace their creativity. Get in touch if you'd like to discuss any potential projects.
Read about some examples of past projects below:
Running writing and performance workshops with National Youth Orchestra, to create words and spoken moments during their concerts at the Barbican and Warwick Arts Centre in January 2022. The first concert was broadcast on Radio 3.
A poem written in collaboration with older residents during workshops, was chosen as the basis of artistic workshops at Greenvale School.
An anthology of collaborative poems created using the voices of Lewisham elders called ‘The Elders’ Garden of Verse’, as part of Entelechy Art's Meet Me On The Move project.
Following 12 remote telephone workshops working with elders in Lewisham, Annie wrote collective poems, using their words. Extracts from conversations and poems from the workshops are showcased on the Meet Me Radio show, Resonance FM.
A step-by-step guide commissioned by Young Barbican Nights for communities to write poetry in response to Masculinities exhibition. Anthology of poems created here.
An anthology of poems by young people written in response to Annie's workshop 'Writing the Image' in conjunction with the Barbican's Masculinities exhibition.