The Poetry Machine helps people to put their truths into words. From corporate team days to themed charity events, one-on-one speech-writing support to group well-being sessions, Beth designs workshops that are thoughtfully tailored for each group. She is described as having a warm and empathetic leadership style, equally accommodating to those who have never put pen to paper as to lifelong writers.
Beth offers discounted workshops for charities, and works with young people and vulnerable groups.
- Charity & community groups
- Well-being sessions - voicing the unspoken
- Corporate team-building experiences
- One-on-one editing workshops
- Shaping values & crafting mission statements
- Wedding vows or speeches (one-on-one & group sessions)
- Schools and universities
- Unique engagement activity for events
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Charity rates are available upon request.
There is no better way to create a shared sense of purpose than to craft a collaborative poem together. Fun, challenging and rewarding, this is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. You can opt for a framed copy of the poem to display in the office for all to read. Or maybe you would prefer to turn your poem into a video to use on your team "About" page?
TAILORED WORKSHOP HOSTING
Beth designs writing workshops that are thoughtfully tailored for each group. For example, you may wish to book a session for a programme of events you are curating, or for a school or university session. Beth's leadership style is frequently described as "warm" "inclusive" and engaging for seasoned writers and non-writers alike.
WRITING SUPPORT SESSION
The big day is fast approaching and you haven't been able to find the words you want to say. Often, when we want to express something completely unique it ends up coming out in cliches. If this feels familiar, get in touch and Beth will help you prepare a reading that you will feel proud to have crafted. Then you can stop worrying about the speech and look forward to the day!
Photo Credit: Super Funky Penguin Photography
Teenage Cancer Trust Workshops
Beth works with the Teenage Cancer Trust to host poetry workshops at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. With her support, young people of varying abilities gain the skills and confidence required to put pen to paper. At Christmas Beth leads groups helping the young people to craft special Christmas present poems for their loved ones.
Beth recently hosted a workshop for the Teenage Cancer Trust around memory, cosiness and poetry. She helped the young people and their families to turn their memories into poems within a safe and supportive environment. As someone who has written from a young age, Beth enjoys bringing magic to other young people and helping them to stretch their imaginations.
Arnos Vale Cemetery: Life, Death & The Rest
The Poetry Machine helps people to put truths into words that they may otherwise struggle to express. Beth is honoured to be a fixture at the Arnos Vale Cemetery as part of the annual Life, Death & The Rest festival.
Beth leads workshops to help people commemorate loved ones in their own words.
Participants say that Beth helps them to share truths they haven't been able to say out loud before, and resurface memories of loved ones in a healing and positive collaboration.
“Beth has a natural calming way of teaching, that helps everyone feel relaxed and inspired. She is supportive of everything we do here at Arnos Vale and I look forward to her coming back for more!” Adela, Arnos Vale (Events Co-ordinator)