Cathy is an award-winning Derbyshire writer, formerly Derbyshire Poet Laureate, and author of five published poetry collections. She also writes memoir and plays.

 

She works as a writing facilitator and iis currently leading three writing courses for the over 55s at Nottingham's Royal Centre and Nottingham Playhouse, as well as undertaking consultancy work for various literature and arts organisations.

 

Cathy is also an experienced mentor and accredited Coach for Writers ,offering a unique programme of tailored support, The Writer Highway, for writers at all levels.

 

LATEST NEWS

COMPETITION SUCCESS

2018

I am delighted that my poem, Surrender, has been awarded first prize in the 2018 Brittle Star Poetry Competition.

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AUTUMN DIARY 2018

INSPIRE POETRY FESTIVAL 2018

25 Sept - Poetry workshops in Mansfield and Worksop; 29 Sept - Poetry Coaching sessions at Beeston Library. See Inspire Poetry Festival Website.

11 Nov - Kedleston Hall Armistice Day - awarding poetry competition prizes and exhibiting specially commissioned poem.

17 Nov & 1 Dec - Mentor Training, WEM.

27 Nov - Poetry reading with Jan Norton

Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham: 7 pm

NEW POETRY WRITING AND MEMOIR WRITING COURSES

 

I am running a new Poetry Writing course of six sessions on fortnightly Wednesday mornings from 19 September 2018. Limited places left. 

I am also planning to run a new Memoir Writing course, date and time to be decided, commencing January 2019.

Please contact me if you are interested.

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