Matt also has experience of facilitating workshops in poetry, performance and script writing, to groups of all ages.
Participant Feedback Comments:
“The opportunity to work with such an interesting creative group of people (worked well for me). Matt was able to draw the best from the group.” – Lyn, Script Yorkshire, Sept 16
Ways to Use Autobiographical Material in Creating Drama, with Script Yorkshire – September 2016
This workshop focused on practical methods of creating effective drama from a starting point of autobiography.
Writing autobiographically can often be a difficult, hot-headed process, as it has the potential touch on personal areas. This workshop will offer ways to combine the benefits of this with the benefits of cooler, analytical thought processes, to create art out of experience, and find the effective, dramatic ‘truth’ within autobiographical facts.
This workshop was attended by members of Script Yorkshire, which meets at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Mother Tongue, Other Tongue – May 2015 and May 2016
Three workshops held across days, with three different schools, aiming to encourage students to write poetry in foreign languages which they were studying at school.
Part of the Mother Tongue, Other Tongue poetry project -http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/mothertongueothertongue/ – run by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and co-ordinated by Routes into Languages
Arnold Hill, Poetry-Educator in Residence, 2013-2014
A year long course of weekly workshops, working with a group of students at Arnold Hill Academy, Nottingham, which built towards an end of year showcase. The age of this group ranged from 11 to 16.
Oakfield School, 2013
A series of weekly workshops for Oakfield School in Nottingham on the theme of War Poetry.
Mouthy Youngers Workshop Facilitator, 2012-2013
Weekly workshops for a group set up specifically for younger members of Nottingham based poetry collective, The Mouthy Poets
Mayfest, Nottingham University, 2012
As part of Nottingham University’s annual public open day, ‘Mayfest’, facilitated a day of poetry workshops for young people, based on the theme of ‘Superheroes’.
Matt has also conducted individual workshops in schools and is available to book.
If you’d like to get in touch with Matt about educational projects or workshops, get in touch via the Contact page