Writing can be a solitary, sometimes lonely, occupation. It doesn’t have to be. Getting together with fellow writers at all stages of their writing journey is a stimulating experience that I first discovered through evening classes.
For me, those weekly meetings were a safe place to practice creative writing (until then I hadn’t admitted to anyone that I dreamed of becoming a writer). We were such a mixed bunch of ambitions and approaches that I didn’t feel out of place, and the tutors I had then, first Stewart, then Liz, were wonderful facilitators.
Later, as a mature University Student, I studied the theories as well as the practice of writing. I met tutors whose standards were an inspiration. They showed me that writing was both imagination and craft.
The learning doesn’t stop. Writing trends are continually shifting, setting new challenges for us.
Each new class or workshop is a fresh combination of faces, dreams and ambitions. We explore them together. I bring the theory, and set up challenges: the group respond.
You’ll find more information about classes on my home page, or you can use my contact page if you’d like to know more about tailored tutoring and workshop sessions for small independent groups or individuals.
Some of the courses and workshops I teach, and have taught, have been with these organisations:
WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) – South West, North West & at Colleg Harlech; Gloucestershire Adult Education, Liverpool John Moore’s University Residential Programmes, Stanton Guildhouse, Nature-in-Art Museum, Gloucestershire Carers, The Women’s Institute.