Workshops and Teaching

I run workshops for writers, from beginners to published poets, and also for doctors and other health workers. Some of my previous workshops are listed below. I am experienced at facilitating groups in various settings, and enjoy building confidence in those new to writing poetry.

2016

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.”

2015

Poetry workshop at Marazion Quaker Meeting House.

2014

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

2012

Workshop at Penzance Literary Festival.

2011

Workshop at Penzance Literary Festival.

Empathy with Wordpower workshop for Gloucester GPs in training

2007

One day workshop at Under the Edge Arts, Wotton

Workshop at Buzzwords Cheltenham

2006

Workshop for staff and patients at Cotswold Care Hospice

2005

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

2004

Stroud Arts Festival poetry workshop

2003

Starting to Write Arvon course with James Friel

2002

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.