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‘Introduction to Creative Writing’ workshop at Sunderland Festival 2016

I am delighted to have been invited to develop and deliver a ‘Introduction to Creative Writing’ workshop for the Sunderland Literature and Creative Writing Festival 2016. Join me for the morning and explore the joys of creative writing in a fun and informal way. All are welcome and no previous writing experience is necessary. Look […]

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Writing Retreat Durham Dales 3rd September 2016

Join us for the day on this Writing Retreat where you can find time and space to bring along your own writing and work on it away from everyday distractions.  Our venue is the Conference Room in The Durham Dales Centre in the village of Stanhope at the heart of the beautiful Durham Dales.  Discover […]

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24th July 2016 Writing Retreat at Gibside

Join me for the day on this Writing Retreat where you can find time and space to bring along your own writing and work on it away from everyday distractions.  Our venue is the Merry Room in The Garden Cottage of Gibside, the National Trust’s 18th century Landscape Gardens.  Discover inspiration with a wander through […]

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Amble Writers’ Retreat: How the Day Went

Thanks to all the writers, Sue, Ceinwen, Sharon, Linda, Ann, Denise and Ali who came along to Amble RNLI lifeboat station for our writers’ retreat.  From the feedback received it was a very productive day.  With fabulous views over harbour, dunes and Warkworth Castle it was certainly very inspirational even if the walks out were […]

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Shepherd’s Dene Writing Retreat Sunday 13th December 2015

Give yourself time out from the pre-Christmas rush! Join me for the day on this Writing Retreat where you can find space to work in our own cottage in the grounds of Shepherd’s Dene. 9.30am until 4.00pm on Sunday 13th December 2015 £35 to include refreshments & a lovely homemade lunch (£32 for newsletter subscribers) […]

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7th November 2015: Intro to Creative Writing at Keeper’s Cafe

New to creative writing or would to give it a try? Join me at for the morning at the delightful Keeper’s Cafe where you can gain confidence in a relaxed friendly environment with a variety of enjoyable activities. Venue: Keeper’s Cafe, 1 Brown Buildings, Front Street, Dipton, DH9 9AB Date and Time: Saturday 7th November […]