Identity is the theme of a series of writing and performance workshops for pupils at Aconbury Centre, St David’s Centre in Hereford and John Masefield High School in Ledbury in February and March 2015.
Joelle Taylor is a spoken word artist, slam poet, playwright, novelist and cultural terrorist. She has performed across the UK as well as internationally for the British Council (Zimbabwe, Botswana) taking in a diverse range of venues from Dingwalls, the 100 Club, the 02 Arena, the Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scott’s to the Royal Court, the Globe, the ICA, Buckingham Palace and both Pentonville and Holloway prisons.
Her first collection Ska Tissue was released on MotherFoucaultPress in 2011 and after a summer festival tour is now in its second edition.
In 2001 she she co-ordinated the first London wide youth slam championships for the Poetry Society and is currently the Artistic Director of SLAMbassadors UK, the national youth slam championships.
Students will have an opportunity to film themselves performing their poems and to enter the Poetry Society’s Slambassadors youth slam.