what I do
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I have been teaching creative writing since 2010, working with adults old and young, teenagers and younger school children. I absolutely love it! There's no better feeling than helping people find the way to their words.
COLLAGE WRITING ROOM
I am delighted to be part of the fantastic team at Collage Writing Room. I run Prioritise Your Writing Project and the Creative Writing Foundation course, and I facilitate Feedback Fridays for CWR students. I also run workshops, host readings and mentor writers working to complete their first manuscripts.
WORKSHOPS AND COURSES
* Ghostmapping - creative workshops for teenagers in collaboration with local artists and photographers
* My Manifesto - a workshop for times of transition
* Human Rights speechwriting with Camden teens
* Writing for Mothers
* An Introduction to Creative Writing
I help 15 and 16 year olds get the most out of their GCSE English Language and Literature.
COPYWRITING AND EDITING
I also write and edit. During 2020 I edited all the content for Brunel University London's website. In 2021 I edited the staff intranet and ran writing workshops on language, structure and editing with Brunel's communications teams.
MY OWN WRITING
I have published short stories, poems and creative non-fiction. My first novel was picked up by a soon-to-be agent of the year but didn't find a publisher.
My second is out looking for a home.
MA Creative Writing * Birkbeck, London University 2008
BA Humanities * Birkbeck, London University 2002
MA English Literature * Queen Mary, London University 1988
BA English Literature * Royal Holloway, London University 1986
Level 3 Award in Education and Training * WMC Camden 2016