Teaching

Helping you write your story

I work as a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, helping university students to improve their writing. I also teach non-fiction courses at the Arvon Foundation and hold writing workshops for various organisations – from schools and festivals to businesses and community groups.

If you’re after more personalised mentoring, I offer one-to-one sessions for any writer at any stage through the Arvon Foundation. This could involve mapping out a plan for your book, revising a sprawling first draft or simply discussing the seed of an idea… Hit me up!

Upcoming courses:

Dec 5-10 2022
Non-fiction Work in Progress – Arvon Foundation, Shropshire
Do you have a piece of non-fiction you’re grappling with? Perhaps one that needs a little tailored help to get it over the line? Then this 5-Day Residential Writing Week in the beautiful Shropshire hills, will help to focus your mind. Taught by me and editor Richard Beswick, with guest, literary agent, Sophie Lambert.

May 12-14 2023
A Writing Weekend in the Black Mountains
Join me and fellow adventurer and author, Ants Bolingbroke-Kent for a friendly, informal weekend of words and walking amid the stunning scenery of mid-Wales. Covering travel, memoir and life-writing, no matter what stage you’re at with your project, we will help you move it forward, and leave you with a head full of inspiration and ideas.

On Demand
One-to-One Tutoring via the Arvon Foundation
Personalised consultation for any writer at any stage of their project, includes:

  • One hour to read 2,000 words of your non-fiction work-in-progress
  • One hour of one-to-one feedback about this piece of writing via Zoom
  • A follow-up email outlining three recommendations on your next steps