9 Feb 2019

Deborah Alma - Dispensing literary first aid

From Saturday Morning, 9:47 am on 9 February 2019
Deborah Alma and her ambulance

Deborah Alma and her ambulance Photo: supplied

Emergency Poet was conceived by poet and writer Deborah Alma as a fun way of bringing poetry to people. After six years of dispensing poems as cures from the back of an old ambulance, Alma is establishing the UK's first poetry pharmacy in Shropshire. She's written poetry and held creative writing workshops for many years, and works using poetry to help communicate with people with dementia, both for The Courtyard Theatre in Hereford and for Ledbury Poetry Festival. She has been lead writer for Writing West Midlands Writing Squads in Shrewsbury & Ludlow teaching creative writing to young people, and wrote and taught poetry writing at the University of Worcester.