Teaching

Emma is qualified in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector and teaches creative writing, life-writing, literacy, numeracy and other forms of creativity to adults. She runs creative and life-writing classes locally and delivers specific workshops to accompany her shows where she enables others to create, tell and perform their own stories. Emma is available to provide teaching work to organisations and has worked with vulnerable adults such as adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other vulnerabilities. She has provided courses for Calderdale Adult Learning, The Basement Project (Halifax) and Halifax Women’s Centre. Contact her for a full CV or more information.

Participants’ feedback to creative writing courses 2015-2016
‘A very interesting course helpful to both beginners and those who are more advanced.’
‘The atmosphere was very gentle, encouraging and conducive to building confidence.’
‘I have more confidence now in writing rather than just thinking about writing.’
‘The group is relaxed and considerate and this is due to Emma’s approach.’
‘I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the course and am looking forward to the next one.’
‘The course materials have been very helpful and act as reminder if I am needing to get back on track.’
‘I have really appreciated Emma’s encouragement and the pace of the sessions, both of which have enabled me to achieve a more fluent writing style and habit.’
‘I am more able to develop written work using all the tools and devices we have learnt.’
‘This course has done for me just what I needed – prompting, confidence and encouragement.’

Participants’ feedback to Creative Life-Writing courses in Todmorden 2014-2015
‘Thoroughly enjoyed it.’
‘A very big thank you for the encouragement and for suggesting different ways of starting things which I’d never have thought of or done on my own.’
‘A lovely and encouraging teacher.’
‘I enjoyed sharing my work with others – not done that before.’
‘I definitely write more now.’
‘Emma was lovely, intelligent, sensitive, calm and inclusive.’
‘It’s encouraged me to be imaginative, to reflect on family and past.’
‘The course gave me reason to write.’
‘Supportive and talented tutor.’
‘Transformative and life-affirming.’
‘It was great to share lives through writing and connect with others through creativity.’
‘Please do another course!’

Participant feedback to Beyond Dreams Life-Writing Workshop 2014:
“Well structured, interesting mix of participants and delivered with zeal and sensitivity. If the purpose of the session was to unblock creative energy and encourage people to respond freely to their Muse then it was completely successful. Taking a group of strangers from a state of reserved inertia through to relaxed sharing was a great achievement, and the session was facilitated with just the right balance between giving direction and allowing creative juices to flow… Enjoyable and rewarding session which I am glad I attended.”
Paul Mulcock, Hebden Bridge, June 2014

See Events for details of workshops and classes Emma is running. Contact her to enquire about booking her for teaching work: emmadecent@talk21.com