I am an award-winning writer, workshop facilitator and education consultant.
Most recently I have been working on education projects with York Notes and BBC Teach, as well as working on my novel manuscript When the Mountain Swallowed the Morning. I support and encourage new writers via WriteClub, a Bristol-based venture that I co-founded with novelist Emily Koch in 2016. WriteClub offers a range of creative writing workshops - from fast-paced Ideas Generator sessions to longer term Work in Progress sessions.
This year I was pleased to work with charity onebillion on a project that will support children in developing countries as they learn to read and write. I wrote more than 40 children's stories for a new learning app, which is now one of five finalists for the international Global Learning XPrize.
In May this year I was selected for the Hay Festival Writers at Work programme - a fantastic project that brought together twenty emerging Welsh writers in an immersive ten days of workshops and talks.
In collaboration with Ash Bond of Flying Monkey Yoga I have run several writing and yoga weekend retreats - our next one, Into the Labyrinth will take place at Eden Rise, Devon in January 2018. Full details here. I have also recently run workshops to facilitate biography writing for artists at Spike Print Studio in Bristol, written a study guide to Macbeth with York Notes and coordinated learning and CPD sessions for Poetry By Heart.