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 also love to learn and am keen to broaden my skills across facilitation, mentoring and residencies.
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.
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 - Present
Introduction to Creative Writing Course Facilitator - Wark Town Hall - October to December 2017