Jehane Markham is a poet, librettist and dramatist. She has published four collections of poetry and has written for radio, stage and TV. Jehane has written the libretto for several fringe musicals and a children’s opera for the Royal Opera House, On the Rim of the World, 2009/10/11. Her last community opera was performed at Leiston House. She has given workshops in primary schools, worked with ex-prisoners in a creative writing workshop in Camden and lectured on the craft of editing poetry at The London Metropolitan University. She wrote the book and lyrics for The Six Swans, a musical adaptation of two fairy tales by The Brothers Grimm, for the Wonderful Beast Theatre Company, performed at Leiston Abbey, 2014. Current projects include Sixteen Sunsets, a collaborative album of music and poetry with Hartley Lloyd Pack.
“Jehane is a really wonderful facilitator and we all very much appreciated her skill as a teacher and her kind and perceptive personality. I thank her so much for her warmth and clarity and for providing us with such a sound structure, with hearty material that allowed our creativity to flow. She definitely helped me to clear my inner critic and has successfully freed me up to continue creating.”
Krysia, Poetry Writing student