Liv Torc


Liv began her work in education in 2010, as one of four poets in the Dorset year long ‘Off the Page’ project, run by Dorset Library Services. For the project she worked with several groups of secondary school pupils in the Bridport and Lyme Regis area to prepare for a major inter-schools poetry showcase. Since then Liv has been lead poet in a three year Paralympic project at Victoria Education Centre in Poole, along with fellow Hip Yakker Jonny Fluffypunk. The project was called ‘Seen but Seldom Heard’ and was funded by Bournemouth University. It spanned several years and classes and was so successful the students ended up performing at the Paralympics and the Houses of Parliament.

Alongside these long running projects Liv has regularly run workshops in schools across the South West and been a judge at the biggest ever primary school poetry slam in Europe.


Liv is currently lead artist on ‘Word/Play’, a four year spoken word project run by Somerset Arts organisation Take Art. This project has taken Liv into primary and secondary schools, teaching a range of pupils including young carers, students in pupil referral units and adults with mental health issues. She is currently working with Take Art on a new phase of the Word/Play, a ground breaking ‘Poetry on Prescription’ project at a GP surgery in Yeovil, test casing spoken word workshops as a viable alternative for mental health recovery.