Elisabeth Charis, a Room 204 Writer for Writing West Midlands, is a thinker, writer, facilitator and teacher currently living on her boat in England. She writes non-fiction, prose and poetry, has published in various magazines and journals and occasionally performs her poetry. In 2013 she was shortlisted to be Birmingham Poet Laureate and commissioned for Lit Fuse to write an experimental long form poem. She is currently developing a collection of poetry as well as writing her first novel.
Elisabeth has a first class honours degree in English Language and Literature and is a qualified teacher (QTS and TESOL) with many years of experience teaching young people and adults and facilitating workshops in and out of a variety of educational contexts. She has lived in China, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and, most recently, Syria where political unrest forced her to return to the UK.
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‘My writing explores our relationship with time and place; nature; freedom and responsibility; that good old fashioned notion, ‘love’; the journey we are all on within ourselves and what it means to be a woman, in our world, now. This last is also called feminism but, like the other themes, it is really just a questioning of the world from the only perspective I know. Most importantly, I try to be honest, though that can be the hardest thing.’
Elisabeth is a member of WRB and Tindal Street Fiction Group.