Writing Workshops & School Visits

I run a variety of creative writing workshops, and am particularly interested in working with young and beginner writers. Workshops can be tailored to the requirements and interests of each individual group. You can download my Events and Workshops guide, which contains more details, including my fees, here. My fees are in line with those recommended by the Society of Authors, and are negotiable depending on the size of the group, how far I have to travel and the funding available.

I also run artist's books workshops with my husband, the artist Duncan Pass, where participants can create a piece of writing, then illustrate it using simple relief printmaking techniques and make the finished work into a simple book – more details here.

I hold several DBS checks and have full public liability insurance. Relevant documents can be viewed on request.

If you'd like me to run a workshop for your school or group, please email me via the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you! 


A workshop with students from Brookfield Community School Creative Writing Group, July 2012
"Just wanted to say thanks so much for the workshop you ran at Brookfield. It was brilliant - you gave the students lots of great ideas and lots of encouragement which they really appreciated. They were very excited by the opening to your novel which we now eagerly anticipate!"
Brookfield Community School, Chesterfield

"Thank you for all your work with my Year 9s – they enjoyed it – I got lots of very positive feedback from them!"
Murray Park Community School


"Thank you so much for helping me start my writing career. I really enjoyed myself."
Member of Clay Cross Young Writers' Group