I offer communications and marketing services to individuals and the wider arts and culture industry.
With several years experience I am happy to offer services such as social media management, content creation,
newsletters, project management for small websites, as well as brand identity advice.
I also offer poetry commissions, workshops, poetry editing and feedback to individual writers as well as writing courses with Write Like A Grrrl.
Jo is a short form poet from Manchester, working in communications for the literary and arts scene.
Currently Partnerships and Communications Manager for Manchester City of Literature, Director of For Books Sake championing writing by marginalised writers and in the North, she's also a theatre reviewer for North West End.
Jo has developed and teaches a six-week poetry course with Write Like A Grrrl and offers editing and feedback on poetry to individual writers. One-off workshops are also regularly available, keep up to date with upcoming sessions by following Jo on social media.
An award-winning poet herself with an MA Distinction in Creative Writing, Jo has featured in the National Poetry Library in London for short form poetry and been invited to read internationally.
PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES
Longlisted for poems on 'Illness'
The Emma Press
Shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize
Uni of Cambridge
Winner of the Roy Fisher Prize
"I like how knowledgeable Jo is about the North West’s poetry scene – whether it's recommendations on poets to look into, submissions information or tips on the best spoken word nights."
"It was an absolute pleasure to take part during what could have otherwise been quite a dark and uncreative time. Jo is a natural teacher/mentor and really has a knack for making people feel comfortable and supported when sharing their poetry. The ideas and prompts used in this course were very creative and unlike any workshops I have done before. It is such a relief that there is no pretention, everyone – no matter their background or prior knowledge base – can feel on an even keel. I have nothing but good things to say."
"Jo’s advice, guidance and how she facilitated such a safe environment for us all to share was outstanding. She is a fantastic, supportive editor who has a great way of gently guiding you towards improvement."
Verve Poetry Festival
A 2 hour poetry workshop at the festival on following your intuition with your writing using Tarot.
Your Trust Rochdale
A four week course alongside a dance co-ordinator to create writing inspired by what's around us and movement.
Write Like A Grrrl
Regular sessions with WLAG Writing Labs, including a six week poetry course and one-off 2 hour workshops on shortform poetry.
A creative writing session on the benefits of creative writing for wellbeing, and how these skills can be used when writing for employment.