Poetry and Creative Writing Workshops
I am passionate about creating spaces in which participants can feel inspired, comfortable to play and where they can learn to value their own voices.
I provide a number of different routes into writing that are fun, non-threatening but also challenging. It is important to me to honour the voice and experience of each participant and to dispel the idea that there is just one way to write."
I have been a poet and arts facilitator for several years, and have led poetry development projects for The Barbican Centre, The Southbank Centre and have recently returned as Writer in Residence at and The National University of Singapore where I worked with undergraduate students.
Most recently, I've been a regular Writer in Residence for Education Charity First Story, running workshops for their Year-Long Programmes.
I have worked in partnership with a number of renowned youth arts practitioners including Jacob Sam La Rose, Joelle Taylor, and Zena Edwards.
Comments about Jasmine's Workshops :
‘one of the most interesting workshops I’ve had the fortune to attend. What struck me most was how easily Jasmine built a rapport with participants, and created a safe space in which such participants felt comfortable sharing experiences. The workshop was well-paced, with plenty of time to listen to and reflect on the work produced by the group. It was a though-provoking afternoon’.
‘Jasmine’s sensitivity, perspective, warmth and good humour provided a guiding hand for our journey into poetry. She broke down the barriers and made it less scary to make art’
‘the atmosphere of her workshops emphasized the openness required in any creative endeavours’
‘a fundamental part of my university semester’
‘Jasmine’s passion for writing is infectious! I loved the safe and nurturing space she created’
‘I never thought I was capable of legitimate poetry until I came to this workshop’
‘I aspire to her awesomeness, sincerity and care’
‘these sessions left me with feelings of absolute tranquility and charged with inspiration. Truly divine!’