About me

IMG_0613I’m a poet and creative educator. I believe in the power of words and in sharing that power with others.

I have a background in teaching and have taught in a wide spectrum of settings, from hidden gem community centres to bursting-at-the-seams secondary schools.

My interest in language and culture led me to study literature, linguistics and sociology at undergraduate level, as well as creative writing, and I’m currently completing my Masters in Writing Poetry at The Poetry School, London/Newcastle University.

I am a Mslexia Poetry 2017 finalist and have been published in a range of literary & indie poetry magazines (see reviews & publication).

I am Patron of Writing for Didcot Girls’ School, a member of The Society of Authors and I live in Oxfordshire.

“Elaine is a wonderful poet with hawk eye precision and feline play with words.”

Roy Mcfarlane -poet, playwright and writer.



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#LetsDoThisKids 12: Destination X

All good things come to an end. But as I told my brilliant young writers at Didcot Girls, this is not the end of their writing journey, it’s just the start. Last week we met for our last mentoring session and we were ending on a high, with our really inspiring launch event still fresh … Continue reading #LetsDoThisKids 12: Destination X

#LetsDoThisKids 9 – Deadlines. Well, yes. Except that our lines LIVE.

Having to use the word ‘deadline’ at Mentoring this week did inevitably provoke some groans. Some ‘oh nos.’ But being a writer (published or unpublished) inevitably involves creating and finishing work in a certain time-frame. Even if it’s a wide one! My mentees are experiencing what in the world of I.T. they call ‘the full … Continue reading #LetsDoThisKids 9 – Deadlines. Well, yes. Except that our lines LIVE.

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