M IS FOR AUTISM Workshops
I run creative writing and drama workshops and courses based on M IS FOR AUTISM and M IN THE MIDDLE.
The workshops are aimed at children and adults on the spectrum, as well as school staff, families and anyone who wants a better understanding of autism.
See the world from M’s view point and perspective:
Develop an understanding of autism
Celebrate the strengths of autism
See the world through M’s view point and perspective
Creative writing workshops
I devise and deliver creative writing workshops in primary and secondary schools, arts centres, theatres, community centres and festivals. I use music, poems, quotes, images, maps and props to inspire and develop ideas. I approach writing and developing ideas through discussion, drama and thought provoking writing exercises – often, writing and developing of ideas happens away from the desk.
Explore and identify their creativity
Find your voice and style
Develop technical and structural aspects to story telling
Develop ways of telling a story
Improve literacy skills
Enthuse and inspire students through stories and poetry
Help students find a way into writing and stories
Royal Opera House
Discover story centre
End of the Road Festival
Various FE colleges
“Each week Vicky takes the girls into the world of ‘M’ from ‘M’s unique perspective. The outcomes are evident, the girls have learned to make connections and links with their own individual experiences and on some level, empathise with M. Vicky captures the group contributions so brilliantly, as she navigates the world from their viewpoint, creating a their own character using their thoughts and ideas.”
“Each week Vicky enhances creativity, captures imagination and enables our girls to make wonderful contributions, despite the impact of autism and their co-occurring complex needs, bringing to life the story that reflects important issues for girls on the spectrum everywhere.”
“Vicky’s style approach and skill promotes high levels of engagement with the creative arts through writing and drama, she is inspirational!.”