Engagements & Events

I love writing. And I love talking about writing. Bringing people together to learn and to share is what gets me up in the morning. I run the Northern Writers Studio, mentor emerging writers and lead workshops. I'm also an associate lecturer in creative writing with the Open University and a mentor for young people with TICE.


I have an enhanced DBS and experience working with adults and young people in a range of settings. If you want to talk about working together, get in touch

Fiction In A Flash Workshop Leader - Borderlines Festival, Carlisle, October 2021

Associate Lecturer - Creative Writing, The Open University - September 2021 - Present

Mentor for Creative Writing - TICE - building and delivering online and in-person courses on creative writing for young people aged 13-18 - August 2021 - Present

Founder & Lead Facilitator - Northern Writers Studio  -  building a community of Northern writers with groups, workshops and events. Planning, marketing and delivering the programme - Sep 2020 - Present

Building An Archive - online writing workshop & student feedback for TICE - August 2020

Commissioned Writer, Mentor & Editor - Exploring Rural Realities, Hexham Book Festival - Jan to Apr 2020

Walking Flash Fiction Workshop Leader - Haltwhistle Walking Festival - October 2019

Starting A Writers Blog Workshop Leader - Borderlines Festival, Carlisle - October 2019

Write On Spoken Word & New Writing Event Host - Forum Books - September 2019

Wark First School Publishing Project - Forum Books & Harper Collins - September 2019

National Flash Fiction Day Reading - Cakes & Ale, Carlisle - June 2019

Letter Writing Spoken Word with Helen Cullen - Forum Books - May 2019

Starting A Writers Blog Workshop Leader - Hexham Book Festival - April 2019

Writer in Residence - Forum Books - Apr 2019 - Apr 2020

Writing & Editing Flash Fiction - North Tyneside Arts Studio - March 2019

Winter Writing Retreat Host - Wark Town Hall - February 2019

Last Tuesday Writers Group Facilitator - Forum Books - September 2018 - October 2021

Introduction to Creative Writing Course Facilitator - Wark Town Hall - October to December 2017