COURSES & WORKSHOPS

 

Introduction to Creative Writing or Poetry - Children (Workshops)

 This course helps children to improve their writing skills in a fun and informal learning environment.

 I have worked in education for thirteen years and enjoy combining this experience with my love of writing.

I guide children through the writing process from developing ideas, structuring a story or poem, proof-reading, editing and illustrating, to producing a finished work that they can be proud of. Together we explore different styles of writing for different purposes.

Confidence in writing can lead to confidence in other aspects of a child's learning. The ability to express him/herself through the written word is an invaluable tool for life.

I have a police clearance, Working with Children clearance and current references. 

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Introduction to Poetry - Adults (Workshops)

In this workshop participants learn the definition of poetry, the different styles, rhyming versus non-rhyming, and how to write expressively. 

We also explore ways to get your poetry noticed and the different avenues for publishing. 

Introduction to Creative Writing - Adults (Course or Workshops)

This course will help you to define yourself as a writer, work to your strengths, know where to start.

We will also cover: Recognising bad / good writing. How to fix it.

Developing characters, settings and plots.

Editing and proofreading, Publishing opportunities.

Introduction to Non-fiction writing - Adults (Course or Workshops)

This course covers the different types of non-fiction writing, finding your voice (style,) writing for SEO, publishing opportunities, how to market yourself and much more.

Writing for Wellness - Adults (Workshops or Informal Sessions)

Studies in psychology have shown that immersing yourself in creative pursuits has a positive impact on health and well-being. I offer a theraputic writing course that guides participants to express themselves through writing. We will cover various forms of writing including journal-writing and life stories. 

These sessions are conducted in a friendly, informal and confidential environment. 

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All workshops and courses are tailored and flexible to suit your needs, from a two-hour workshop ($5 a head) to a full day ($25 a head for six-hours or 12 hours spread over six weeks ($30 a head for 6 x 2 hour sessions.)*

*(plus a small travel fee for long distances)

I keep the costs affordable and flexible. Concessions are available for card-holders.

Contact me via my contact page for a no-obligation discussion and quote.