workshops and writing services

 

Workshop at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, a collaborative event with artist Beatriz Olabarrieta. Photo by writer Alan Parkinson.

Workshop at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, a collaborative event with artist Beatriz Olabarrieta. Photo by writer Alan Parkinson.

 
 

writing services...

I design and deliver writers' workshops, mentoring and events.

Amongst other projects, I have worked in collaboration with the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art to stage a writing workshop between Holmeside Writers and the artist Beatriz Olabarrieta, delivered workshops as part of the NGCA Reviewers in Residence programme, the University of Sunderland creative writing research seminars series, and the Sunderland Festival of Creative Writing. I'm currently involved in another collaborative project, where an artist and academic, five artists who have exhibited in the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, and Holmeside Writers are collaborating to produce a print publication.

I've edited work for others, including a novella published as part of an Arts Council England project.

If you'd like to talk to me about putting on a writing workshop, event or other activity, or about editing or mentoring for writers (including poets, screenwriters, radio dramatists and others), then please do drop me a line. I'm happy to think creatively and particularly enjoy making collaborations between art forms happen.

Between the demands of my day job, my own writing, and my existing work in writer development it's not likely that I could take on work like editing a novel (as opposed to one off workshops etc), but I would be able to point you to some very good people who could. Best thing to do is ask, and then we'll take it from there. I'm a member of the National Association for Writers in Education and have full public liability insurance.

Do get in touch - I'm looking forward to hearing from you.