Workshops and classes

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Writing workshops, courses, and classes, either online or in-person in the UK.

Upcoming open workshops are listed here, but if you would like to arrange a private workshop for your school, group, organisation, or event, please contact me.


  • Writing About Trauma Self Care Workshop Writing can be a powerful tool for making sense of and healing our past trauma, but it can also be painful, distressing, and triggering to connect to the emotions around those experiences. This workshop aims to equip you with tools and approaches to help you write about challenging subjects while taking care of yourself. Sunday 7 May, 3-4.30pm BST. Find out more and book your place.
  • Design-A-Ghost A two-part online ghost story workshop for the wonderful Crow Collective! Repeated to cover the maximum number of timezones. Choose from these dates: Sat April 1 and Sat April 8 at 6 PM BST or Sat May 20 and Sat May 27 at 11 AM BST. Find out more and book your place.
  • Haunted objects: a domestic horror writing workshop We'll explore everyday objects in classic and contemporary ghost stories and domestic horror fiction, and then do some writing of our own. Online, next date TBA.

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My approach

I aim for my workshops to be encouraging, entertaining, inclusive, and trauma-sensitive. I try to balance craft insights or theory with reading examples from other authors, plus games, prompts, and exercises to get people writing.

What people say

  • "Clearly you're a skilled and experienced teacher. Your positivity and appreciation of all comments and contributions was fantastic, important and surprisingly rare."
  • "I got 3 story seeds from the activities which is amazing!"
  • "I really appreciate how you made the workshop a safe space with trigger warnings, not forcing people to share or speak."

About me

My fantasy, horror, and science fiction short stories have been published in magazines including Wyldblood Magazine, Ellipsis Zine, and Tales From Between, and included in anthologies produced by Air and Nothingness Press, Dark Dispatch, and Ghost Orchid Press. Some of my work is available to read online.

I've been delivering successful in-person and online classes, talks, and workshops for charities, community groups, and schools for over a decade.

Before that, I studied MSc Gender, Sexuality, Politics & Culture at Birkbeck College, University of London, and BA English Literature at King's College, University of Cambridge. You can find more information about my education and professional background on my LinkedIn profile.

I'm a certified Write Your Self trauma-sensitive writing guide, an associate member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), and I have a Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Skills from Warwick University Centre for Lifelong Learning.