Emily Wills — Workshops


May 2022: Writing Memories, 4 week course at Renew Malmesbury

April 2022: Poetry workshop at Three Storeys as part of Nailsworth Dementia-Friendly Arts Festival.

Emily Wills leading the workshop at Nailsworth

Emily Wills leading the workshop at Nailsworth.


Poetry walk: A walking workshop around Dursley and Cam with writing prompts and readings as part of Dursley Welcomes Walkers.


Poet in Residence at the International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal, University of Bath

See Concentration and Consideration: poetry at DDD14 published in the journal Mortality and The Unmapped Geography of Breath for my work resulting from this conference.


‘Poetry for the Petrified’ workshop at Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Gloucestershire

Poet in residence at Gloucester Crematorium 2018, as part of the ‘Written in Stone’ collaborative project with Su Chard, Independent Funeral Celebrant

Workshop, reading and judging of ‘Hungry Hill Poets meets Politics’ competition 2018, at Castletownbere, Republic of Ireland


Workshop and reading at Bailieborough Poetry Festival, Republic of Ireland

Workshop and reading in the Whiteroom, Castletownbere, Republic of Ireland


Introduction to contemporary poetry: workshops with Nailsworth Book Group

A very interesting evening spent with Emily whose quiet persistence that the jumble of words written held some poetic substance was encouraging and surprising!

A thoroughly enjoyable evening. I didn't think I liked poetry but this workshop opened my eyes.


Poetry workshop at Marazion Quaker Meeting House


Workshop and reading at the Society of Medical Writers conference, Isle of Man


Workshop at Penzance Literary Festival


Workshop at Penzance Literary Festival

Empathy with Wordpower workshop for Gloucester GPs in training


One day workshop at Under the Edge Arts, Wotton-under-Edge

Workshop at Buzzwords Cheltenham


Workshop for staff and patients at Cotswold Care Hospice


Stroud Arts Festival poetry workshop

Body Language poetry workshop for Lapidus South West group
An account of this workshop is published in Lapidus Quarterly, summer 2005.


Stroud Arts Festival poetry workshop


Starting to Write Arvon course with James Friel


Workout with Words: a poetry project in a GP surgery

From this project I compiled and edited an anthology of poems by staff and patients: Doorways: Poems from May Lane Surgery published by May Lane Surgery, Dursley 2003.
For details see: Workout with words—a poetry project in a GP surgery by Simon Opher and Emily Wills, published in The British Journal of General Practice, Volume 54 Number 499 February 2004 pages 156-7.