June 20, 2016
Deborah is an experienced workshop facilitator and has delivered a range of poetry and creative writing workshops. She works using poetry to help communicate with people with dementia, both for The Courtyard Theatre in Hereford and for Ledbury Poetry Festival. She has been lead writer for Writing West Midlands Writing Squads in Shrewsbury & Ludlow, teaching creative writing to young people. Deborah also wrote and taught the Writing Poetry module at The University of Worcester. She was writer in residence for the NHS conference in 2013 on Mental Health and Wellbeing, was and Poet in Residence at The Hurst, for the Arvon Foundation in 2014.
Deborah also offers consultations as the Emergency Poet and prescribes poems as cures, offering a mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical. From their poetry ambulance, Deborah and her assistant Nurse Verse dispense ‘poemcetamols’ and other poetic pills and treatments from the Cold Comfort Pharmacy.