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Leonie Martin – Writer and Workshop Facilitator

Leonie Martin is a Chesterfield-based freelance writer, Writing for Wellbeing workshop facilitator, poet and author.

She has delivered regular Writing for Wellbeing and bespoke workshops for a range of community groups. During 2021 she worked as Shadow Writer on The Elder Tree project with Writing East Midlands and with Chesterfield Museum, encouraging residents to share their experiences of lockdown.

Leonie is currently researching and writing a novel based on the life of a medieval Dutch girl believed to have the first documented case of MS, exploring themes of invisible illness and its enduring stigma. She is a member of NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education) and is a Reader Leader for national charity The Reader.

Creative Genre

  • Media Arts: Creative Writing

Work Undertaken

  • Commissions
  • Workshops

Work in Education

  • Regeneration
  • Health and Wellbeing



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