Margaret Royall ( pen name Jessica De Guyat)

Norwell Newark, Nottinghamshire
Non-fiction, Other, Performance Poetry, Poetry

Writer Biography

Author Bio of Jessica de Guyat

As a young child growing up in a seaside resort on the East coast of England, enjoying frequent Sunday afternoon drives through the beautiful Lincolnshire wolds, Jessica was inspired to write poetry in the landscape. Born into the Browning family and allegedly descended from the great poet Robert Browning Jessica was surrounded by talented family members who enjoyed writing. Her father was a lay-preacher in the Methodist church, which exerted a big influence on her throughout childhood. Once old enough to leave home and form her own researched opinions she was very much drawn to New Age philosophies and started working in the medium of colour. Several poignant periods in Scotland spent writing on the mystical island of Iona initiated a deep interest in Celtic spirituality. This background, merged with acute experiences of loss, grief and chronic illness, spurred her on to pen her debut collection of poetry, n”Fording The Stream” featuring poem written in the more traditional poetic forms, such as the sonnet, to ones in the more contemporary style of prose-fiction.

Jessica’s poetry has also appeared in the anthology “Word” – a compendium of Writing produced by members of Writers Live, where she is a frequent performer.

Her online blog can be found at – Greasley’s cottage blog

Since publication of her debut poetry collection Jessica has been commissioned to write poetry for community events and has performed her poems at workshops and meetings.

Her other interests include theatre and concert going, painting, photography, country church visiting and her local U3a. She is available for poetry commissions and poetry readings in the East Midlands


Contributed To
Word - an anthology produced by Writers Live Group, Southwell, Notts
Performances & Workshops
Local poetry performances in Nottinghamshire for church events, village fairs and Southwell U3a

Available for the following:

  • Community Group Work
  • Live Performances
  • Teaching
  • Workshops
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    B.A. Hons from Durham University Cert Ed Cambridge University ALC Psychotherapy Licentiate

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