As a working writer, and a former English and drama teacher with extensive experience in adult education, I can tailor a creative writing workshop for any level of skill. While an event is in progress, I have the flexibility to respond to the particular needs of individuals, as well as to the developing requirements and mood of the group.
‘Joe is a kind and considerate tutor, with the ability to zoom into specific issues and help you tackle them. His feedback is clear and to the point, and he cares about your work – everything you could wish for in a teacher.’
‘I was struck by the breadth and passion of Joe’s engagement with writing and reading. He was always willing to discuss ideas in greater detail if students wanted to. Highly recommended!’
‘Joe made the class enjoyable and stimulating. He is knowledgeable about both theory and practice, intelligent, thoughtful, and responsive to student’s questions and comments.’

Some recent workshops

Making a start on your novel: one-week residential course for the Arvon Foundation
Constructing a plot: half-day workshop at the Cheltenham Literature Festival
Taking the fear out of novel writing: one-day seminar in Norwich for New Writing Partnership
Finding a voice: weekend retreat for writers in Romainmôtier, Switzerland for Ventures Worldwide