Workshops, Training and Courses

We offer workshops and courses for organisations, community groups and members of the general public.

The aim to make our services affordable for local and grassroots organisations. Our day-rate is fixed according to local NGO consultancy rates. 

 

What we do

We offer bespoke training, workshops and writing courses. We prefer to tailor what we do to the needs of the organisation with which we are working. We can offer:

  • Intensive creative writing courses: one day, two day or longer.
  • Themed writing retreats.
  • Writing for self-expression and effective communication.
  • Storytelling for social justice workshops.

Get in touch to talk more if you are interested in working with us.

 

Who we’ve worked with

Between us, we’ve worked in a wide range of contexts. Some of our most recent projects include:

  • A nine month writing residency at the Parami Institute in Yangon.
  • Writers in residence with City of Sanctuary refugee project in Leicester, UK.
  • Teacher training in creative writing for the Education Gathering Group in Hpa-An.
  • Writing classes for the LECTI cultural centre in Varna, Bulgaria.

Writer Mentoring & Development

Are you a writer? We are experienced writing mentors, and are excited to help you develop your work whatever stage in your career you may be.

 

What we do

We work with individuals, helping you move your writing on to the next level. Whether you are just starting out, or whether you are wanting us to help with the final push towards publication, we can support you.

  • Feedback on work on progress, with full reader’s report.
  • One-on-one (or two-on-one) mentoring.
  • Face-to-face tutorials.
  • Consultancy and advice on publication.

Our fees are variable according to the project, but in general our charges start at approximately £150 as a reading fee, with full feedback, for 5000 words.  

What we are interested in

Between us, we have a wide experience of the publishing world. We have worked on projects for major international publishers (Knopf, Granta, Hachette etc.), for small boutique presses (Valley Press, Unthank Books etc.) and for everything in between. You can find out more about our work as writers on our About Us page.

We have experience of working with writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s books.