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Calling all women poets/writers: Joelle Taylor in partnership with Safe Ground

Calling all women poets/writers: Joelle Taylor in partnership with Safe Ground

The Night Alphabet: A mentoring opportunity

Joelle Taylor, leading spoken word artist and performance coach, is working with Safe Ground to offer a unique opportunity to a woman with demonstrable interest in writing short stories or poetry, and who would like to develop their work further in a new project. She is looking for a new voice to mentor in their writing, and in learning how to lead creative writing workshops.

The successful applicant will observe Joelle Taylor as she facilitates masterclasses, attend creative writing mentoring meetings, write a series of short stories, publish work online, make a short film of one of her own short stories, and be introduced to a network of artists and producers across the UK scene.

In order to apply you must be a woman with experience of the criminal justice system (including a previous prison or community sentence), arrest, caution or contact with criminal justice services. You will be at a stage in your writing career where you feel able to commit to working with constructive criticism and developing work for publication. You will also be interested in learning how to facilitate others’ writing.

To apply, please email info@joelletaylor.co.uk with:

  • A sample of your writing (poetry or short story)
  • A cover letter explaining why you want this role, what you might hope to get from it, if you can commit fully to the project, and what you might like to do with the role (write a book, go on stage, develop workshop plans, etc)

Closing date: Monday 30th April, 5pm

Download the full application pack here