Joelle Taylor is a spoken word artist, slam poet, playwright and novelist. She has performed across the UK as well as internationally for the British Council (Zimbabwe, Botswana) taking in a diverse range of venues from Dingwalls, the 100 Club, the 02 Arena, the Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scott’s to the Royal Court, the Globe, the ICA, Buckingham Palace and both Pentonville and Holloway prisons. Joelle is currently the Artistic Director ofSLAMbassadors UK, the national youth slam championships. Joelle is also the coach of the national team and delivers Master Classes and ongoing mentoring for emerging poets and spoken word artists.
This picture shows YCAs from Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden,in action writing and developing work. We had an inspiring workshop and wonderful support from Emily Jacques, Young People’s Services Co-Ordinator at Watford Libary. Emily hosted the event and told us much more about what the library has to offer. It was a great day for YCAs!