“Thank you Kat! This workshop has been a delight, I am grateful for your insights and learnt helpful techniques for improving imagery and remembering to use feeling in poetry.”
-Phoebe, workshop participant
I am available to lead and facilitate a range of workshops on aspects of creative writing and performance including:
- Page poetry techniques
- Spoken word performance techniques
- Editing techniques
- Show creation and production
I also lead workshops using writing to creatively explore aspects of connection, including to the natural environment, our mental health, our bodies in general, and the menopausal/female/ queer body in particular.
I can tailor/create workshops to your specifications and welcome collaborative enquiries from other artists and creatives.
I welcome enquiries for private poetry editing/mentoring services
“Thank you Kat, I am determined to investigate my relationship with my body more through writing, and this gave me some great ‘ways in’. Will be coming back to the exercises and working on them.”
– Anne, workshop participant
“I thought the workshop was excellent, you were such a welcoming host and your exercises made me see that we can pay attention to the body in small ways.”
– Suzannah, workshop participant
I performed a work in progess showing of Dry Season at Shambala 2019 as part of The Red Sea Travel Agency’s program of events, and led a post-performance workshop inviting participants to creatively explore their feelings around menopause.
Through writing exercises and discussion, participants investigated pre-existing narratives of age and gender, co-created joint poems, and collectively re-imagined positive associations.
Reconnecting with the body.
Women’s bodies are often a site of conflict and discontent. Focusing on women’s poetry and experiences, this online workshop used writing exercises and discussion to to creatively explore participants’ relationships to their bodies and nurture positivity and reconnection.
This workshop was offered as part of the digital programme of events from project partner Bristol Women’s Voice celebrating International Women’s Day 2021. It was supported by a grant from Arts Council England.
“It’s been a very nourishing and supportive space. Super inspiring to hear women’s stories. I’d like to do this more. Also really great to have timed exercises!”
-Chloe, workshop participant
So, you want to make a solo show?
This workshop was first developed to offer as part of Theatre Bristol’s program of events supporting emerging theatremakers in the Bristol area. A longer version was later run with Front Room, Weston Super Mare.