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

TUTORING

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. 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Reading poems at Collage Writing Room