Lovely time writing with Sarah Salway today. It was just like a spa. I came in bombarded by the world and finally felt as if I had two hours where I could think. Tanya Gupta

You are such a generous teacher, it’s a total pleasure to be stretched by you. JW


Forthcoming workshops and courses (click on the links for more details or email me on to be put on my teaching mailing list):

Saturday 24th September – 11-1pm – A Herbal Infused Poetry Workshop in the Physic Garden at Westgate Gardens Canterbury. Tickets available at THIS LINK

Saturday 29th October – 4.30pm – A flash fiction workshop in Canterbury on the theme of REBELLION (of course!) – more information from Save As Writers

Friday 11th November – Sunday 13th NovemberA YOGA AND WRITING RETREAT at the beautiful Tilton House in Sussex –  Anna from Freestyle Yoga Project and I are running a yoga and writing retreat together. We will be in the heated and candelit yurt, writing by the log fire, and probably outside at least once by a huge bonfire. We have so many plans, and it will really be special. In fact, shut your eyes and think of hygge…

Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone or any writing lists that you think might be interested. However I also wanted to let you know that we have already been taking bookings for all of these classes above, and, as always, space is limited because it feels better to keep the groups small and perfectly formed!

It’s amazing how just writing without giving it too much thought can produce some surprising (if a little odd) results.  I will make a habit of doing this much more often. … It was also really interesting to hear other people’s writing and how everyone has their own unique voice and way of seeing the world.  It was nice to be in a group where everyone felt comfortable sharing our thoughts and writing, as that can seem a little daunting at first.  Nicola Duffy

I am not sure what I imagined but this was beyond my expectations. I think I had expected just to sit writing notes but your talking and exercises certainly made me think. I really hadn’t realised there was so much out there. I didn’t have the tools… but now I do. KB


Previous workshops…

Saturday 23rd April – 10-4pm. GET PUBLISHED! A day workshop looking at opportunities for publication for poetry and short fiction, and how to give our work its best chance.

Saturday 30th April – 1.30-3.30pm WRITING GROUP at Freestyle Yoga Project, 53 High Street, Tunbridge Wells. Cost £20, and places limited. Contact me for more details or to book a place.

Thursday 5th May – 10.30-4.30pm. PRESS PAUSE, a one day retreat in Canterbury as part of the Wise Words Festival run by Fiona Bennett and Sarah Salway. More details are here – Press Pause – but basically it’s going to be completely yummy (yes, that’s a literary description) and places are already going fast!