May 2023

JUNE 2023

  • 1st June – presentation of Risplendi, Cara the Italian translation of Shine, Darling in Lugano, Switzerland
  • 3rd June – presentation of Risplendi, Cara the Italian translation of Shine, Darling in Milan

July 2023

August 2023

  • Stress Test Live – Edinburgh Book Fest (details tbc)

1-2-1 sessions/mentorship/manuscript assessments

I have a few slots available each month for 1-2-1 sessions online, looking at poetry or other creative writing.

This is for poets at any stage looking for focussed feedback or mentorship, or artists from other disciplines who would like to bring poetry/writing/text into their practice.

These can be one-off sessions, or a few sessions spread out in which we’d work towards a goal (exhibition, pamphlet, collection, publication etc.)

Previous mentees have gone on to publish collections, pamphlets, win poetry competitions, and put on award winning exhibitions & events.

I have taught for The Guardian, The Poetry Society, The Poetry School, City Lit, as an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths University, as a Guest Lecturer at Falmouth University and many more.

For more rates and availability please email me at ellafrears [at] (Limited spaces available). It’s helpful to include a short sample of work in your email if you can.


Photos from various workshops & events.


Sept 15th 2017, Bold Tendencies, Peckham 

photos by Cat Goryn 

After nearly twenty years in space and countless discoveries made, on the 15th September 2017 the Cassini Spacecraft was sent the command to plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere — destroying it completely and resulting in a fiery end to the mission. 

Funded by the Arts Council England and in partnership with writing agency Spread the Word, Ella Frears was Poet in Residence at Royal Holloway University responding to the final months of the mission; working towards elegy and asking what the death of a machine one billion kilometres away might mean to us. 

The ‘Space Funeral’ was curated by Ella Frears, hosted by writer/performer Stuart Silver

Featuring poetry written during the residency as well as newly commissioned works by:

Composer, Rufus Isabel Elliot

Architect/Designer, Emma-Kate Matthews

Filmmaker, Louis Rizzo-Naudi 

Memorial temporary tattoos were designed by Ben Jones