Writing Poetry For Performance

Writing Poetry For Performance

Posted on behalf of Sunderland Creative Writing Festival

A practical workshop exploring both writing and performing for an audience.


A practical workshop exploring how language and themes lend themselves to performance poetry, as well as writing, participants will have the opportunity to practise performance techniques to encourage confidence and feeling comfortable in front of an audience. No experience necessary, this workshop should be useful for complete beginners right up to well-seasoned performers.

Jess Green

Jess Green is a performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe and in 2014 her poem, Dear Mr Gove received viral attention on Youtube. The poem was from her 5* poetry and music show, Burning Books which she performs with her band Jess Green and the Mischief Thieves. Burning Books received a host of 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and 2015 and during its national tour later that year. In 2016 she adapted the poetry show in to a stage play which was longlisted for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award. This process was supported by Curve Theatre Leicester, The National Theatre Studio and The Royal Court. The play performed to sell out audiences and begins its national tour in autumn 2018.  

Jess’ first collection, Burning Books was published by Burning Eye Books in September 2015 and was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award 2016. She has written for Channel 4 and the BBC and her second collection, A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn is published July 2018

24 Mar 2018 at 2:00pm
until 24 Mar 2018 at 4:00pm
Fire Station Arts Centre
High Street West

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