Annie has led various poetry 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.
The passion, care and commitment she offers in her work has led to sustained relationships with these organisations. Annie has 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 their BA studies at the University of Oxford, she ran consent workshops and was a Respondent for Sexual Violence at Brasenose College. Additionally, she volunteered for TeachFirst in their university access programme for state school students, Futures (2014-2018), which she attended as a sixth-former. They also volunteer for a mental health charity which offers support via phone/email to people in crisis.
Annie’s workshops are crafted to fit the desired outcomes and needs of the participants she is supporting – she consistently receives stellar feedback about the sensitive, generative and welcoming spaces she creates, offering people the chance to embrace their creativity.
Read about some examples of past projects below:
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.