MA Creative Writing (distinction) Keele University 2012

Published Writing:

Short stories


  • Too Late published in Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special, August 2007
  • In Hospital published in ‘Be’ magazine (Worcester Literary festival) print and on-line, 2011.  http://www.bemagazine.co.uk/in-hospital-by-lisa-oliver/
  • Museum featured in Shrewsbury Museum’s Impressions Exhibition, spring 2012
  • The Jealous Friend, Verbatim webzine, October 2012
  • This Much I Know, Verbatim, November 2012
  • Poets Say, Verbatim, January 2013
  • The Intensive Care Ward, Verbatim February 2013
  • Deserters, Verbatim, March 2013
  • Freedom The Found Poetry Review March 2013 issue 5.  Print magazine and online at http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/about
  • Caucus Race, The Helicon (Keele University’s literary magazine), May 2013
  • The Shape of a Dead Man, Verbatim, May 2013
  • Skint, Verbatim, June 2013
  • http://verbatimpoetry.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/byLisaOliver

The End of Man, September 2013, Ink, Sweat and Tears http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?s=lisa+oliver
The Melancholy of Final Pages, June 2014, Ink, Sweat and Tears
Above the Water, Poetry Trail: Industry, Barnaby Festival 2014 http://www.barnabyfestival.org.uk/events/poetry-trail-industry


  • Why I do what I do, Writing in Education magazine (print and on-line), Issue 60 – , July 2013

‘Can Creative Writing be taught?’ – The Journal of Academic Development and Education, Issue 2, Keele University, Summer 2014

Writer in Education:

  • After-school clubs and workshops in primary schools
  • Workshop provider for Home Educated children, Cheshire and South Manchester
  • Assistant Writer with the Writing Squad, Stoke (Writing West Midlands)
  • Lead writer with Write On! Telford Young Writers

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Contact lisajoli@hotmail.co.uk or on 07717 680055 for further information about  workshops for children or adults

Writer in the Community:

  • Workshop provider to Crewe U3A, Middlewich and Sandbach libraries, The Women’s Institute, Primrose House Care Home,
  • Nurse Verse with the Emergency Poet
  • Radio 2 Chris Evans 500 words short story competition 2013 – volunteer judge
  • Wenlock Poetry Festival with Keele University Poets, 2012

Professional development:

Arts Award Assessor – Discover and Explore

Ageing, Drama and Creativity – The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme, 2013.  Exploring the potential of intergenerational drama in professional practice.

Writers in Schools CPD day, NAWE & Writing West Midlands

Masterclasses attended, Keele University, 2010-2013:

  • Carol Birch, Novel writing
  • Lavinia Greenlaw, Poetry and science
  • Jo Tatchell, Life-writing
  • Simon Armitage, Poetry
  • Gwendoline Riley, The short story