For information just reach out. Anne Enith Cooper is available for facilitation of workshops and talks or conversation about mental health, housing, homelessness, the new wave of working class writing in the U.K. and addressing the climate emergency as an artist. She also has experience of project management, event management and is available for commissions.
Anne is a member of; the National Association of Writers in Education, Poets for the Planet, and former member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, the influential U.K. poetry collective, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021 with the Anthology Too Young, Too Loud, Too different featuring her poem This is a Prayer. During lockdowns she regularly joined Poetry from the Grassroots on their open mike.
Her early work, which interrogated sexuality, desires, passion and love, was performed with Poets Know it, features on the Power CD with backing from Alabama 3, and formed the basis of the pamphlet Touched. Another thread of her writing reflects a passionate commitment to peace and justice expressed in the antiwar poem essay 21st Century Guernica, described by the late Tony Benn as, “Powerful and intensely moving.” She is also published by Leaf books, The Loose Muse Anthologies and Proletarian Poetry.
Anne has performed widely including on picket lines and in a swimming pool, she participated in the Poem-A-Thon for refugees that raised over £20 000 for Médecins Sans Frontières, with The Persisters at Holding the Line, at the opening of an Iraqi Cultural centre in West London and a celebration of the 1888 Match Girls strike organised by match girl descendent Sam Johnson. She has appeared at Brixton Bookjam and at the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival in X-Rated: Women Speakiing and as a special guest at an intercollegiate poetry slam at the Bowery Poetry Club NYC.
Anne has worked for 20 years on creative projects in the community including The Way of Words delivering classes and workshops in animation and collage, creative writing and poetry. She has a Level 3 Award in Education and Training, a Certificate in Writers in the Community from The University of Sussex, Centre for Continuing Education and completed a Phrased & Confused Development Programme for event promoters and in the spirit of life long learning attends workshops at Spread the Word and the Poetry School.
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