The Poetry of Food (Online)

About the course 

Food is more than just sustenance – it’s one way we build community, coming together and sharing parts of ourselves. From ancient times sharing stories over meat on an open fire through to the modern sensibilities of fine dining and small plates, food is how we celebrate, how we mourn, how we socialise, and how we survive. 

These workshops with Leeds Writer In Residence Jem Henderson are about the poetry of food, examining how we can write about food in ways that allow us to explore our histories, our culture and ourselves.  

About the tutor 

Jem Henderson is the Creative Future 2024 Leeds Writer In Residence. Jem is a genderqueer poet from Leeds, and a 2021 Creative Future Writers’ Award winner. Their work focuses on the body, motherhood, food, queerness and on triumph over trauma, playing with both traditional forms and experimental poetry. an othered mother, their first pamphlet, is out with Nine Pens Press. Their first collaborative project Genderfux came out in 2022 with Nine Pens Press, and a new collaborative collection with Chris Campbell, small plates, is out now with Broken Sleep Books. 

Who is it for? 

These workshops are for people from working class and socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Creative Future does not require proof you meet this criteria. 

Dates & Time 

Tuesdays, 4 / 11 / 18 / 25 June 


This course takes place online via Zoom. Links will be sent seven days prior to the first session, and again the day of the first session. 


You can see our full access commitments here. Please add any additional requirements when booking. 


£20 / £10 concessions 

In order to make our resources stretch further, we have to subsidise some workshops with nominal fees well below most online courses. The more who book at full price, the more we’ll be able to offer. 

Concessionary places are available for those on benefits, pensioners, unemployed/underemployed or on low wages. We do not ask for proof that you qualify.  

If concessionary spaces aren’t displayed below, they are fully booked. We can add you to the waiting list if you e-mail [email protected]. 

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How to book


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket £20.00
Concession Ticket
Concessionary places are available for those on benefits, pensioners, unemployed/underemployed or on low wages. We do not ask for proof that you qualify.

Registration Information

Registration Criteria

Our workshops are for artists and writers who are underrepresented. We work with those who feel they lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, or other social circumstances. Please select all from the list below that apply to you.

mental health issue
Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage or other global majority background
physical disability
long-term limiting illness
sensory impairment
learning disability/dyslexia/dyspraxia
working class background
substance misuse issue


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