You have reached the online home of Helen Johnson. I am a poet/researcher available for research consultancy work, project evaluation, poetry performances, event organisation, public speaking, performance poetry workshops (adults and children), and Psychology tutoring. To explore my various social scientific, educational and artistic dimensions please click on one of the tabs above. Alternatively, for two-way interaction, please e-mail me.
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I am a poet and an academic, which means that I not only live in an ivory tower, but can describe it, using vivid imagery and interesting metaphors...
- Registrations for the inaugural conference of the Collaborative Poetics Network are now open! The Carnival of Invention will run on Fri 15th June 2018, with a daytime programme of workshops, talks and more at the University of Brighton's Falmer campus, followed by an evening event in central Brighton with performances from top spoken word artists. This is an opportunity for academics, artists and third sector/local government workers to share our skills, knowledge and resources around arts-based research and interventions. We are particularly interested in exploring work with a focus on social justice/action. You can find out more, read the call for submissions and register to attend on our website.
- The September 2017 issue of the journal Forum: Qualitative Social Research features an article co-authored by me, about the development of a participatory arts-based research method, 'collaborative poetics.' The article compares this method to the more mainstream approach of thematic analysis, in the context of a study which explored participants' lived experiences and understandings of discrimination. The article is open access, and you can read it here.
- There is no Glastonbury Festival in 2018. Applications to perform for Poetry&Words at the 2019 festival will open in January of that year.
- In 2015 I changed my name from Helen Gregory to Helen Johnson. You will see references to both names here - and elsewhere in my professional life.
or click here to download a PDF copy of my curriculum vitae.