Shadow Writer, Writing East Midlands

In partnership with RamsTrust, Historic England, and Arts Council England, Writing East Midlands is seeking two creative writing Shadow Writers to support their Lead Writer and work with community groups in Derby to reveal football-related heritage stories.

The project will be led by award-winning poet and spoken word artist Jamie Thrasivoulou who has previously been commissioned by the BBC, ITV, and National Poetry Day and is the official poet for Derby County FC. Through We.Are.Derby., WEM aims to capture people’s feelings and experiences around Derby County FC, focusing on the theme ‘What does Derby County mean to me?’

The Shadow Writer will be expected to work with the Lead Writer to plan workshop content and delivery; provide participant and venue support; manage the technical elements of Zoom if workshops take place online; support with creative writing exercises; deliver and collate evaluation; assist in collecting participants’ work for an anthology or creative output; and attend a sharing event in celebration of the project.

Successful applicants will ideally be interested in working-class stories, the culture of football, and the ethos of the project, as well as having an interest, sensitivity, and experience in working with diverse community groups.

The position will require a time commitment of 10-15 workshops, up to 2 hours each, with the potential of further workshops across the duration of the project. Workshops are to start in October. A fee of up to £1125 is available for the planning and delivery of the workshops (£75 per workshop) at a maximum of 15 workshops, though this is flexible depending on availability.

When applying, please submit a current CV and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this particular project, your writing and workshop experience, and any specific experience working with community groups.

Deadline: 26 September at 12 pm noon. Find out more and apply by clicking here.

Source: Arts Jobs

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