I’m a qualified adult education teacher and member of the National Association of Writers in Education. I teach creative writing for the Workers Educational Association, delivering courses at Newcastle Mining Institute, Shipley Art Gallery, Blyth Resource and Initiatives Centre and Washington Resource Centre (working with adults with learning disabilities).

I run a monthly creative writing class for carers at Gateshead Carers Association.


I’m available to run writing workshops and classes on all aspects of creative writing and storytelling. Read feedback from previous events here.

Recent events have included:

A flash fiction workshop at Newcastle Lit and Phil for Newcastle Books on Tyne Festival in November 2016

Want to write but don’t know where to start? session for beginner writers at the Newcastle Books on Tyne Festival in November 2015.

flash fiction workshop for New Writing North’s Creative Writing for Teachers group in November 2015.

Flash fiction and short story writing workshops for New Writing North’s Young Writers City Summer 2015 programme.

A flash fiction workshop for North Pens Writing Group.


I mentored young people from Seaton Burn College as part of the 2015-2016 Lit and Phil Young Writers Awards.





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