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Freelance Work

Mimi is an experienced and versatile poetry tutor who has worked with numerous arts organisations and universities in Britain and abroad, giving masterclasses, workshops, lectures and seminars to writers at all levels of experience. She has been a Visiting Lecturer at Goldsmiths College and Middlesex University and tutors regularly for the Arvon Foundation. Her international work includes courses for ‘Flight of the Mind’ in Oregon, ‘Almassera Vella’ in Spain, 'Worldspirit' in Crete, and British Council programmes and tours. She currently runs monthly workshops for Lewes Live Literature. For details please contact LINK

Her judging work includes the T.S. Eliot Prize, New Writing Ventures, Geoffrey Dearmer Prize, Poetry London, Smith/Doorstop and numerous other poetry competitions. She has also been a selector at the Poetry Book Society.

Mimi was poet in residence at York Poetry Festival and at The Royal Mail as part of The Poetry Society’s Poetry Places Scheme. She has held a Royal Literary Fund Fellowship at City University, a William Wharton scholarship at the International Writing Program in Iowa and she was the Bergeron Fellow at the American School in London.

‘This is a remarkable feature of Mimi’s teaching – she is far from soft as a critic yet people seldom go away discouraged.  To seek an explanation is to find one’s way to her most central and special gift as a teacher – she can see clearly what a poem is, but also what it is not, what it might become, the poem not yet written, the optimum poem.’ – David Boll

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