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Are you an adult who is interested in 'writing for children' or a child who loves writing?

Do you work with a group of either adults or children who would enjoy doing some creative writing?

Would you or your group like to be inspired and improve your skills with the help of a published children's author?

Teaching Creative Writing to Young Refugees at Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham


City Lit (Covent Garden, London)

Thursdays 12.45pm-2.45pm

Writing Children's Books Workshop

A workshop for experienced authors including those who have had work published or attended an introductory course. Not suitable for beginners.

City Lit, Keeley Street, London WC2B 4BA | enrolment: 020 7831 7831 | switchboard: 020 7492 2600 | fax: 020 7492 2735



"Thank you so much for the in depth feedback and brilliant suggestions. There are so many good ideas here, that it's totally inspired me to get writing again. I had been struggling for weeks, but finally feel I have something to work on again. I feel that you really understood what I was trying to achieve and most importantly why it wasn't working." Dee, Jan 2015

I offer individual tuition by email for both adults and children. Rather than a general course, I can tailor the lessons to your particular needs and interests.

This can take the form of structured assignments or, if appropriate, can involve chapter by chapter feedback on work in progress. Whatever your needs and interests I will work individually with you, offering honest, positive and constructive guidance. After an initial assessment I will give you feedback and tell you what I would advise in terms of a course to suit you. If this meets with your approval we will agree a course of five lessons and a timescale. When you have completed the five assignments you can either stop or continue as you choose.

I also offer a critique service to authors who feel they would like constructive criticism and editorial advice on a manuscript before sending it to publishers or agents.

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I  offer face-to-face tuition or workshops for groups in the local area.  I have taught creative writing to a variety of groups including adults recovering from mental health problems and young refugees.


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I am a qualified teacher and have worked as a primary school teacher, family learning tutor and adult education tutor, teaching creative writing and literacy related subjects. I teach the 'Writing for Children' Workshop at City Lit. I  am a member of the Society of Authors and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators..

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