Emilie Lauren Jones has performed at a variety of events and venues across the UK and Ireland. In 2021, the year Coventry became UK City of Culture, she became Coventry's first ever Poet Laureate.
One of the commissioned poets for UK City of Culture 2021, Emilie has previously performed alongside poets such as Simon Armitage, Liz Berry and Roy McFarlane. Her poetry has been featured on local and national radio including on BBC Radio 4, BBC 5Live and BBC 6 Music.
Emilie runs regular writing workshops for adults and young people, she also enjoys visiting schools and community groups to share her love of words.
in 2020 and 2021, she represented her city in the Coventry-Cork Poetry exchange. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham, is part of the 2020/21 Nine Arches Press 'Dynamo' scheme and the 2021/22 Room 204 programme with Writing West Midlands.
A strong believer that art and creativity are for everyone, she is passionate about making poetry accessible to a wide audience, this is reflected in the projects and commissions she takes part in. As someone who is neurodiverse herself, she believes that seeing the world in a slightly different way is something to be celebrated!
She is the current Artist in Resident for Central Hall Methodist Church, Coventry - see 'Artist in Residence' tab for full info of all the amazing free events that are happening!
Emilie is available for and experienced in: performances, commissions, community projects, residencies, school visits, and workshops for both adults and children.
Please see home page for contact details.