Summer’s here but I’ve been busy putting the final touches to my autumn/winter 2016 programme of workshops and one to one creative writing mentoring sessions. It’s a bit complicated in the sense I’m running events via two organisations but let me explain…

I run workshops and offer one to one creative mentoring under the name  The Next Page and run workshops  on behalf of Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC.

 The Next Page is the arts organisation I run with local writer Jennifer C Wilson. We organise workshops, run Pure Fiction with Sandy Chadwin and I offer one to one creative writing mentoring sessions. These hour long sessions in Whitley Bay are set to run on the first Saturday of each month. There are spaces left for Saturday 3rd September.

Book a session with me and I promise I’ll boost your confidence as well give you honest advice and feedback. Please visit


Onto my work with Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC and we’re running a programme of creative workshops running through to December 2016 at the Old Low Lights Heritage Centre on North Shields Fish Quay. Artist Gail Curry will run workshops on mixed media art journaling, needle felting and more. I’m in charge of the creative writing ones.

I’m running Talking Nonsense: In Praise of Comic and Nonsense Poetry on Tuesday 11th October, travel writing workshop Journeys of the Mind on Tuesday 8th November and finally Words of Comfort (Food), a workshop containing the recipe for successful food writing on Tuesday 6th December. Visit