May 7, 2018

In April 2017 I was privileged to be invited by Sonia and David Elton to be Writer in Residence at the Walled Garden Baumber and run a series of creative writing workshops in this inspirational setting. I enjoyed a balmy summer working with creative and talented people...

January 15, 2018

Talking about Hammond House anthologies and Billboard TV with literary correspondent, Sarah Hunter- Carson

July 30, 2017

A new session of these popular workshops starts on Thursday 3rd August 2017  MORE DETAILS

I'm really enjoying Ted Stanley’s Creative Writing Course. It’s challenging, stimulating, interesting, and good fun.'

‘The tips for generating story ideas are brilliant.'

'The two-ho...

June 29, 2017

Despite the miserable weather, the Walled Garden looked beautiful today, the plants and trees refreshed by the recent rain.

As we snuggled down in Sonia's woolly blankets with a hot cuppa from the cafe, the creative juices soon started to flow.

Today we looked at the str...

June 27, 2017

It's week one of our six weekly workshops at the beautiful walled garden on the Staunton House Estate at  Baumber. This week we looked at ten great ways to find inspiration for stories. Everyone went away buzzing with new ideas to work  on during the week . In week two...

June 17, 2017

I spent a rewarding morning yesterday in the tranquil conservatory of the beautiful Walled Garden, Baumber with a lively and interesting bunch of people on our taster session for the creative writing course.

We discussed the benefits of creative writing for health and w...

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