Workshops and teaching

I am Head of Creative Writing at the University of Huddersfield and editor of Grist Books.

I have many years’ experience of running masterclasses and workshops, as well as other literary events. I have successfully run these for the BBC, Leeds Writers’ Circle, Huddersfield Authors’ Circle, Script Yorkshire, Bradford Playhouse, the Huddersfield Literature Festival, and many others. Subjects include:

  • A Write Character – constructing complex characters in fiction;
  • It Ain’t What You Say – how to write great dialogue;
  • Writing for Broadcast;
  • Writing for Radio;
  • Form and Fiction – a masterclass on narrative structure in short fiction;
  • Showing and Telling;
  • Giving Criticism;
  • Performing Poetry
  • … and just about any other Creative Writing topic.

Please click here if you are interested in booking.