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Lifelong Learning Centre

Becky Cherriman

I am a part-time Teaching Fellow on our Professional Studies BA. My responsibilities include co-leading and teaching on the Creative Writing pathway and leading the Using Stories to Develop Learning module.

I am a writer and performer who has lived, studied and worked in Leeds for the last twenty years. My work has featured as libretto, in film, on the walls of a recording studio and on umbrellas displayed above a market square. More traditional publishers include Seren, Mslexia and Bloodaxe. I have also had poems named in competitions including the Wirral Poetry Prize, the Ilkley Literature Festival Open Mic, the Bridport Prize, the Women’s Poetry Prize and the Forward Prize. My poetry pamphlet Echolocation and collection Empires of Clay came out in 2016. Commissioned writing and workshop projects often enable me to write with and for specific communities, including in collaborative theatre. And yes, I also write and publish fiction.

My practice is informed by the belief that not only do writing and the spoken word help us to make sense of the world and our place in it but they provide us with the tools to transform our lives. Lifelong learning for me is about being open to others and to the new. It is about being creative, always questioning and thinking of how we can add to the vast body of knowledge around us. No matter what our background, we are all learners and we are all teachers.

You can find out more about my work here.

(Photo courtesy of Kev Howard)

Title: Teaching Fellow (Professional Studies)
email: b.a.cherriman@leeds.ac.uk
phone: 0113 343 3212