More classes in creative writing taught by me in Saltaire running this autumn….

This is another set of 4 workshops for beginners and intermediates who would like to find their fictional voice whether that’s poetry, or prose. We do exercises, brainstorm, and look at ways of finding and pinning down your story.

The first set of 4 workshops went really fast and were such good fun. Lovely supportive atmosphere.

There is a stand alone Christmas themed story or poetry writing workshop planned for Wednesday 13 December 10-1pm.

This could make an alternative and quirky gift for your nearest and dearest to receive and read over the Christmas holidays.

The creative writing classes at Farsley in the gorgeous Sunny Bank Mills Gallery are winding up next Thursday ( though there may be a drop in session or 2 to follow on). They have been a joy to tutor. A full table of 8 plus me, against the backdrop of paintings and craft work on display plus let’s not forget the all important home made cakes. Vital writing fuel.

Some members of the class are talking about meeting up after the workshops end, which is a fantastic sign of how well the group have blended and how much they have enjoyed sharing their work. There is such a range of fictional voices developing among these 8- some real talent too.

One of the class, Amanda, is working on illustrating and writing the text for a children’s book. She has led me to Instagram where she shows her gorgeous art work and I have set up my own account, though there’s nothing much on it as yet! Here is the link for Amanda’s portolio:-

I particularly love her delicately sketched playful mice and her fairytale doorway, discovered during the recent renovation of Leeds Art Gallery.

There are plans to run more classes at the gallery in (possibly) February 2018– which I hope will have the same excellent take up.

Tomorrow I am at Morley Town Hall with my A2 Promo boards for ‘The Runaway Umbrella‘ and ‘Badlands’ plus order forms for the latter as sadly I do not as yet have the books from the publisher. There will be 25 indie authors there and I am delighted to be in their company. Lots to do, workshops, readings and a raffle.


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