Events & Projects

If you would like me to run an event or collaborate on a project, please email me. As well as running workshops, I also offer seminars and lectures.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS CURRENTLY CANCELLED, OR ON PAUSE, DUE TO COVID-19

Forthcoming Events

Touchstones Creative Writing Group Session CANCELLED

Touchstones Rochdale, Thursday 2nd July, 14.00 - 16.00

More events and other facilitators can be seen here.

Touchstones Creative Writing Group Session (TBC)

Touchstones Rochdale, Thursday 5th November, 14.00 - 16.00

More events and other facilitators can be seen here.

Past events & projects:

Touchstones Creative Writing Group Session ‘Play-Full Writing’ (2020)

Touchstones Rochdale, Thursday 5th March 2020 14.00 - 16.00

More information on that event can be found on the Writing Rochdale blog.

King of the Golden River zine workshop (part-activity from a full day event) (2020)

Elizabeth Gaskell House, Friday 24th January 2020, 9.30 - 16.00

Oak Earth Day: Ruskin and Ecology, a full day of talks and activities (and free food) celebrating the launch of the wonderful Guardian diarist and nature writer Dr. Paul Evans’s chapbook Oak Earth (The view from a one-legged stool).

Writing Rochdale (2014 -> )

PhD project funded by <a href=”http://www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/” target=”_blank”>Manchester Metropolitan University (Cheshire)</a> that focusses on critical-creative responses to the literary geographies of Rochdale exploring how place is written and understood. The blog for this is: <a href=”http://www.writingrochdale.wordpress.com” target=”_blank”>Writing Rochdale: Place Writing in a Greater Manchester Borough</a>.

Postcards from Preston (2012)

I worked with They Eat Culture and Deafway, developing storytelling workshops with animateur Phillipa. These workshops were for British Sign Language users at Deafway to celebrate Preston Guild 2012. More about that project can be seen here: PrestonThreeTwenty.

Action for Sustainable Living (AfSL) (2009 - 2010)

I delivered workshops on sustainable living for primary schools in Greater Manchester. In partnership with AfSL and Creative Partnerships, I ran creative writing sessions for children to explore their own environmental concerns in a Stockport primary school. This project culminated in the children writing their own film on energy saving - with monsters and their minions vanquished by the Energy Savers!