When I was fifteen, I was told by a careers advisor that girls like me don’t become writers. For a long time, I believed this. But then something magical happened and I finally came to realise that girls like me can do anything they want. Perhaps this is why I love supporting and inspiring other writers as much as I do.
Schools and Colleges
An adaptable and professional learning practitioner with an MA in Creative Writing, I have been commissioned to develop a wide range of schools outreach and enrichment work for organisations including Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), the Portico Library, Connell Sixth Form College and Marsden Library. In 2017, working under the direction of the Director Manchester Children’s Book Festival, I set up and managed MMUs first ever Writing and Talking Saturday Club, an enrichment programme for young writers aged 13-16.
Since graduating from Manchester Writing School, I have worked at MMU as an Associate Lecturer, teaching BA English and Creative Writing students, Foundation Year and both writers and teachers attending the Teaching Creative Writing professional development module. As ARA Networks at the SCBWI British Isles, I commission and deliver development support for writers and illustrators at all stages of their careers.
Events and Festivals
I have also chaired or participated in a range of literary events and conferences, including the Manchester Children’s Book Festival, Chorlton Book Festival and Salford University’s YA Festival.
Make a Booking
An experienced learning practitioner with extensive experience of facilitation and personal development, I would love to talk to you about how I can support your own creative projects. As a former organisational development professional, I bring advanced project management and people skills to any assignment. In addition to the aforementioned MA Creative Writing, I have an MSc Management, Certificate in Coaching and I am an accredited action learning facilitator.