Paula Jennings’ poems are published in literary magazines, national newspapers, anthologies and in three collections. She regularly reads at poetry events and festivals, and has received a number of awards, including several Hawthornden fellowships. Under a Spell Place (HappenStance, 2015), her third collection, is written in the voice of a woman living with advanced Alzheimer’s. Following a reading at Dundee Literary Festival, Paula was invited by the Royal College of Nursing to read and discuss the poems at a dementia training day. In care homes and sheltered housing Paula has used poetry and other creative communication to encourage self-expression in people living with dementia. She lives in Cellardyke and teaches creative writing in Fife and Edinburgh.
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