Jean Atkin has worked as a freelance poet and writer in education and community projects since 2011. She is a widely published and award-winning poet and writer. Her latest collection is ‘How Time is in Fields’ (IDP 2019). She creates lively, inventive workshops for schools, youth groups, festivals, libraries and museums. She is currently poet in residence at Hargate Primary School in West Bromwich, Troubadour of the Hills for Ledbury Poetry Festival, and BBC Local Poet for Shropshire for National Poetry Day 2019.