Workshops

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Speculative fiction 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.

Upcoming

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.

Tuesday 10 January 2023, 6 - 8.30pm GMT, £5 - £20. More details and tickets here!

Funny bones: horror and humour writing workshop

We'll talk about why horror and comedy go so well together, look at some examples from contemporary and classic authors, and play some writing games. Next date TBC.

Here's a clip from my "Haunted Objects" domestic horror writing workshop so you can get a sense of my vibe :-)

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 also 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 an associate member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) and I have received basic training in mental health awareness, coaching, and counselling skills.