Help for Writer-Teachers

I’m fascinated by the craft of teaching and facilitation, and I’m passionate about running workshops and offering mentoring to help people to write more effectively.

So I’m keen to support writers who would like to do the same – whether to enhance their existing teaching skills, or to help them start running their own writing workshops.

Since 2011 I’ve taught over 600 workshops for 15 different charities and educational organisations in lifelong learning and Higher Education, specialising in fiction (novel-writing, short stories, flash fiction), poetry, prose poetry, drama and life writing for adult learners and for undergraduates.

Since February 2017 I’ve been a Director of the National Association of Writers in Education. I have a PTLLS City & Guilds teaching certificate (West Herts College, 2014), and completed the Institute of Education’s Facilitator Development training programme in 2018.

I’ve facilitated workshops at the Annual Conference for the National Association of Writers in Education (2016, 2017 & 2018) and for the UK Flash Fiction Festival (2017, 2018), and the Hastings Literary Festival (2018). I will be teaching again at the UK Flash Fiction Festival in June 2019.

If you’re interested to develop your teaching career, I’d love to offer you help with any aspects of teaching creative writing to adults such as advanced lesson planning techniques, course design, creative ideas for writing tasks, feedback techniques, managing groups, creating the right environment, as well as providing mentoring support for general career development / planning as a freelance tutor.

Feedback from my students about my teaching can be found here:

Please get in touch by email ( if you would like support to develop your teaching career.