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Artist profile

River Wolton

I was Derbyshire Poet Laureate (2007-9). I’m a writer in primary & secondary schools, libraries and community projects, facilitating creative & reflective writing. Background in learning disability and mental health arts projects. Publications include: ‘Indoor Skydiving’, ‘Leap’ (Smith/Doorstop), ‘The Purpose of Your Visit’ (Smith/Doorstop), ‘Some Girls’ Mothers (Route), ‘You Are Here: Travels of a Derbyshire Poet Laureate’. Commissions: poems for Holocaust Memorial Day, for National Year of Reading, and a poetry trail for Rosliston Forestry Centre, part of the National Forest

Creative Genre

  • Drama and Theatre: Plays
  • Visual art: Mixed media
  • Words: All words, Novels, Performance poetry, Poetry, Short stories, Storytelling, Other
  • Additional work: Disability Arts, Participatory Arts

Work Undertaken

  • Commissions
  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Performances
  • Project management / consultancy
  • Public art

Work in Education

  • Regeneration



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