WRITING

WORKSHOPS

 

Many thanks for a super workshop. Those both new to poetry and old hands really enjoyed the exercises
and the way you delivered the session. It was great to have everyone involved
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-LT, Burton-

 

Thanks for running a really inspiring workshop, it was a delight to work with you.

-KS, Long Eaton-

 

 

 

I am an Associate Lecturer on the BA in Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Nottingham, where I teach various modules, and mentor final year student dissertations.

 

CURRENT COURSES

COURSE AREAS

‘E’ words to describe this course – encouraging, excellent, exhilarating, educational, entertaining, enjoyable.  -AT, Nottingham-

 

Whatever your creative writing needs I can tailor a workshop to suit. See below for the full range of workshops and courses I can deliver:

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From a single workshop to 10-week terms, Creative Writing includes a taste of different genres of writing, which may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and life writing. Delivered in a supportive atmosphere, with the emphasis on having creative fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE WRITING

 

 

 

From a single workshop to 10-week terms, Life Writing (memoir and autobiography) covers all the tools you will need to make your own stories gripping for a reader. Includes plenty of discussion about the whole process of putting your life on paper, and practical writing exercises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIFE WRITING 

 

 

 

From a single taster workshop to
10-week terms, Writing Poetry covers many different types of poetry, both formal and free verse, serious and humorous. The emphasis is on demystifying the poetic process, reading and discussing lots of examples and having a go at writing your own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WRITING POETRY  

 

 

From a single taster workshop to
10-week terms, Writing for the Stage will introduce you to the key elements you need for writing plays. It includes learning about dialogue, plot, character and action and allows you to explore the art of drama through reading play extracts and beginning to write your own scripts, alone and with others.

 

 

 

 

WRITING FORTHE STAGE 

 

 

 

From a single taster workshop to
10-week terms, Reading and Appreciating Poetry will expose you to a number of poems and poets, including those writing today, to give you a broad knowledge. Aims to help you to find poets you particularly enjoy and to discuss your new experiences with others and to understand and enjoy the poetic process.

 

From a single taster workshop to
10-week terms, Editing Skills addresses what happens when you have written your piece. If ‘all writing is re-writing,’ how do you rewrite it to make it better? Covers all the key elements and aims to help you to become the best editor of your own work. Supportive feedback on your work will be incorporated, given by both tutor and other participants.

 

 

 

 

EDITING SKILLS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READING AND APPRECIATING POETRY 

 

 

Knowing how to receive feedback on your writing, in order to be able to decide how to improve it, is an art. In the same way, giving other writers feedback is equally a skill that can be learned. This workshop or course will introduce you to the process of giving and receiving feedback in a supportive and guided environment, so that both giver and receiver can learn constructively from the process.

 

 

 

 

SHARING FEEDBACKON YOUR WRITING

 

 

 

A course for those who are experienced writers and would like to facilitate others to write. You will learn the key skills you need to become a facilitator along with
a host of practical details and opportunity to try out your facilitation skills on the rest of the group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FACILITATING CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS 

 

 

 

A course for those who have some experience of facilitating writing workshops and want to learn more about using writing as a tool to promote creativity and wellbeing. It will consider the special skills you might need for different environments and involve practical exercises and working with the group to develop possible ideas and resources.

 

 

 

 

 BECOMING A WRITER IN THE COMMUNITY