Jessica Kashdan-Brown
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Jessica Kashdan-Brown

Writer, Poet, and Freelance CopywriterBath, United Kingdom
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Jessica Kashdan-Brown
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Jessica Kashdan-Brown

Writer, Poet, and Freelance CopywriterBath, United Kingdom
About me
I am a writer and poet based in Bath, and a graduate of the University of Warwick Writing Programme. My love for compelling storytelling and communicating ideas well has led me into content writing and copy writing, as well as editing and proofreading roles. I’ve had my work published in various magazines and journals, and as part of the Canal Poetry Route project I set up, my poetry has been installed in the Bath flight of locks along the Kennet and Avon canal. I also help to run the Unlatched Podcast with Amy Hodkin, a podcast for sharing poetry, short stories, non fiction, and original music, from one home to another.
Projects
  • Our House Is On Fire - Family Climate Action Blog
    Our House Is On Fire - Family Climate Action BlogOur House Is On Fire is a climate action blog by the Kashdan-Brown family. For us, this blog is about manifesting our desire to help mitigate climate change by committing to family goals and documenting our struggles and triumphs in meeting them. We want to use this blog as a platform to share our experiences and the research we've been doing, as well as the expertise we have, and for others to share with us their own research and expertise.
  • Predictive Text Poetry Project
    Predictive Text Poetry ProjectThe Predictive Text Poetry Project is a collaborative poetry project that experiments with predictive text. Right now, we are using social media on our phones more than usual. The constantly updating custom dictionary of your phone's predictive text reflects the conversations you, personally, have been having via your phone recently, and can provide a powerful insight into the collective consciousness of the present moment. Every 3-4 days I post a prompt on my website and on my social media ch
  • Unlatched Podcast
    Unlatched PodcastSharing Spoken Word and Original Music from one home to another. Unlatched Podcast is an ongoing podcast project run by Amy Hodkin and Jessica Kashdan-Brown. Bringing together performers and listeners in a way that respects the importance of social distancing, We won’t pretend that podcasts, poetry, stories and music can fix what’s happening at the moment, but it can offer a distraction, a break for a few minutes from worrying – a momentary throwing-open of a window to let in the voices of o
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Projects credited in
  • Jessica Kashdan Brown
    Jessica Kashdan BrownMamma has her good days, and then she has her “cloudy days”. On those days I have to be extra quiet, so I don’t wake her. I can tell today is a cloudy day, so I make myself breakfast and find somewhere to eat amongst the half-empty beer bottles, last night’s dinner, and mamma’s make-up, which I’m not allowed to touch. I’m almost done when I hear a long, deep snore from mamma’s room. Mamma doesn't snore. The thing about mamma's cloudy days is that, sometimes, she pretends. I hate those days. On
  • La Policía
    La PolicíaA piece written, recorded and shared on the Unlatched podcast - episode six (unlatchedpodcast.com/episodes - please to check the solid out), hosted by the lovely Jessica Kashdan-Brown and Amy Hodkin.
  • Jessica Kashdan Brown
    Jessica Kashdan BrownJeremy said we’d never do it. Not in those bikinis, in the cold, Welsh sea. “You wouldn’t last two seconds,” he’d said. Carla had her hands on his surfboard before he even finished speaking, always quick to bite. “How much?” She’d asked. She looked at me sidelong and I hefted Aiden’s board before he could protest. “A tenner,” Jeremy smirked. “Oh come on, scared to lose your money, Jer?” He hated it when she called him Jer. It made him grind his teeth. He agreed to sixty in the end, and we
  • Jessica Kashdan Brown
    Jessica Kashdan BrownWe keep the lights off for four days after he dies. Mother says it’s like dressing the house in black. She stays in her room for the first three, with the curtains drawn. On the fourth, we hold a vigil in the basement. Mother waves white sage through a candle’s flame. She says that way, if he wants to visit, he won’t bring unwanted guests. The dog doesn’t like the smell and won’t join us, only watches from the top of the stairs. I wonder what he makes of our rituals of grief. I wonder if he has
  • Ep10: Past, Present, and Future
    Ep10: Past, Present, and FutureFeaturing poetry and fiction by Johnny Dean, Rachel Hasson, Sarah Lipton-Sidibeh and Patrick Ofosu, and an interview with Simone Eringfeld about her spoken word/music album ‘Please Hold’. Our performers delve into grief, self-love, and optimism in a series of pieces that range from historical explorations of 19th century Malvern Hills and 1970s Britain, to present day concerns of mental health and job interviews. Created based on interviews conducted during lockdown for ‘Cambridge Quaranchats’,
  • Ep9: 2020 Reflections
    Ep9: 2020 ReflectionsLooking back at how the podcast has developed and evolved over the year, we revisit the musicians and writers featured on the podcast in 2020. We then speak to the composer of our wonderful theme music, Josh Kashdan of Kashdan Music. This episode also features poetry readings by Amy and Jess, and discussions of our creative work in 2020 and 2021. https://anchor.fm/unlatchedpodcast
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Work history
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    Freelance Content Writer & Podcast InterviewerLanguages United
    Bath, United KingdomFreelance
    I write a monthly magazine for Languages United about British culture, for English language learners. https://www.languagesunited.co.uk/british-culture-club/ I also interview British people for the accompanying podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/12Jx4bvg0KwTTBInSnG0WL Issue 6 onwards
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    Freelance Content WriterAntique Animal Jewelry
    Bath, United KingdomFreelance
    I write a weekly blog for Antique Animal Jewelry: https://www.antiqueanimaljewelry.com/blog. Every Wednesday (from 4th November 2020 onwards) I have published a thoroughly researched blog post about antique jewellery or jewellery history, written in American English, for AAJ.
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Skills
  • Brochure Copywriting
  • Business Copywriting
  • Social Media
  • Copywriting
  • Poetry
  • Performance Poetry
  • Podcast Production
  • Writing
  • Content Writing
Education
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    English and Creative Writing BAUniversity of Warwick
     - Coventry, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours