Liz Cashdan moved to Bristol in September 2017, keen to continue her work as a teacher of Creative Writing in community education which she had previously practised in Sheffield teaching for the WEA. She is also a tutor and assessor for the Open College of the Arts in poetry, prose and screenwriting. As a practitioner, she is mostly a poet and enjoys giving talks and readings. She is a member of the Bristol Stanza group of poets, sponsored by the Poetry Society. She is a former Chair of the National Association of Writers in Education, and now a member of their HE committee. She is Poetry editor for Jewish Renaissance and reviews as well for The North.. She runs workshops each year in Bridlington and at the Welsh Literature centre at Ty Newydd, on the Lleyn peninsula.
She enjoys writing alongside students in her writing groups,encouraging them and helping them to find ways into writing. Her most recent publication is Things of Substance: New and Selected Poems (Five Leaves 2013). Since being in Bristol, she has followed one of her passions to bring art, history and writing together by doing workshops at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, at the Arnolfini, and at Arnos Vale Cemetery.