Reading in the Workplace

Clare has facilitated sessions for Books@Work in a range of forward looking organizations.  Read about her experience in-company here.

Creative Writing and the Environment

The Living with Rivers project was conducted jointly with Sheffield University and Forest Research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The project examined the role of creative writing in the development of imaginative engagement with environmental issues in relation to river basins. Clare ran a series of creative writing workshops for a group from the local community of the Dearne Valley in Yorkshire, and edited an anthology of participants’ work, titled My River Dearne.  The Living With Rivers project was later extended into the visual arts, in collaboration with a Workers Educational Association art group. Writers and artists produced an ambitious frieze depicting the Dearne landscape throughout history. Clare led and mentored a group of local creative writers who `gave voice´ to characters in the frieze. The project culminated in an exhibition in Goldthorpe Library and was funded by University of Sheffield Knowledge Transfer Rapid Research Fund, and the Royal Society for Protection of Birds.

 Art In Action

Institute of Knowledge Transfer: Art In Action Research into Knowledge Transfer Practice;  Clare gave the keynote address for this event then led an interactive session on ‘Poetry Workout – Thinking Beyond the Facts’,  showing what poetry can offer business leaders by exploring alternative approaches to thinking about what people do and the decisions they make.