photo taken by Aiden Harmitt-Williams

Thembe has over five year’s experience of leading creative writing and performance workshops. She has facilitated sessions for young children, community groups, charity sector professionals, and classrooms across various projects including: History, Her Story, Their Story, Our StoryGold and Ashes, JW3’s award nominated  Open Door project  and Apples and Snakes’ SPINE festival 2018 as poet in residence at Wealdstone library in North West London.



“Thembe is a talented and committed poet and workshop facilitator who sparked a real interest in the students’ minds about poetry and expressing themselves through spoken word. She engaged with the students thoughtfully and they were inspired by her own poetry pieces which she shared to demonstrate the use of various poetic techniques. Overall it was a real pleasure working with Thembe and we hope to work with her again in the future.” – JW3


“Something that surprised me was how everyone opened up, that created trust for me to start talking about myself.” – Creative Storytelling, Gold and Ashes


“We were very impressed by her creativity in teaching, her professionalism and of course, her incredible talent. We hope she comes back soon!” – Verse and Prose