Taylor has over 4 years of experience facilitating creative writing workshops for community groups, arts organisations and schools. She is available for one off workshops, as well as long and short-term projects. Within her workshops, Taylor specialises in writing for joy and wellbeing, nature writing and developing the creative voice. Workshops will be curated to suit the needs of the group and prioritise a safe, comfortable environment in which participants can express themselves. She is particularly interested in improving the accessibility of creative writing to all, and promoting the positive impact of writing on wellbeing.
Taylor has delivered workshops for public bodies and such as Literature Wales, Natural Resources Wales, The office of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, Cheltenham Library and The Severn Estuary Partnership. As well as arts organisations/collectives such as Common Wealth Theatre, Aurora Trinity Collective, Jukebox Collective, Riverfront Arts Centre, Artes Mundi, Cardiff Writers Circle, Penarth Growing Community and Made in Roath. She has also facilitated workshops in various universities and schools, for adults and children of all ages.
If you’re interested in booking Taylor for a workshop, please get in touch.
“It was a gift to work with Taylor – her workshop sessions were rich, honest and supportive of people new to writing. The impact was massive, people felt empowered to write about themselves & the world around them – some reading aloud for the first time. Taylor’s writing works so well for workshops – it connects on a human level, it’s full of emotion, depth and honesty. People see themselves & their worlds reflected back – it supports them to imagine themselves as writers.”– Rhiannon White, Common Wealth Theatre
Taylor came to run a brilliant lunchtime workshop for our young authors as part of our weekly creative writing sessions . There was interest in participation from across the year groups, with writers aged 11-18 attending. Taylor created a warm and safe atmosphere for the workshop, and this encouraged students to share their work, ask questions about being a writer, and participate fully in all the exercises. The feedback has been really positive from the students, who have been working on their poems with the possibility of shaping them into an entry for the school Eisteddfod. Thank you so much, Taylor – I would definitely recommend you to other schools.– Sarah Persson, Howells School
Writing for Joy
Created during the height of lockdown, Taylor created Writing for Joy, a series of online writing workshops held on Instagram Live. Using writing exercises to encourage reflection and expression, the workshops were designed to inspire positivity and improve wellbeing, as well as being delivered in an accessible and comfortable way.
The workshops have since been adapted to be delivered for community groups and schools, as a way to introduce participants to the ways creative writing can inspire joy.
Sample Writing for Joy workshops (Instagram Live recordings)
“Taylor’s approach to running workshops is sensitive and inclusive, we loved working with her.”– Aurora Trinity Collective
“Listening to Taylor talk about her journey in writing and listening to her read her poetry was inspiring for our students. The advice Taylor gave to support their own creative writing will come in so useful for their up and coming exams! Thank you Taylor and we’d love to have you back to speak to other years in the future too.”– Sam Dickinson, Croesyceiliog School