I've been teaching Creative Writing to adults since 1988, founding Creative Ink for Writers in 2000 in the relaxing environment of the Fitzwilliams Centre, Beaconsfield.
Writers who have workshopped their words in classes have won or been placed in national and local competitions.
Many writers have gone on to publish their novels, plays, re-creative fiction, collections of poetry and short stories with mainstream and independent publishers and some have gained
representation with leading and boutique literary agents. (Jan is a scout for two leading London literary agents.)
I source writers and have sub-edited for the glossy magazine
I divide my time between UK and Cape Town, South Africa where I have regularly lectured at Milnerton for West Coast Writers and Fish Hoek Scribblers and I have worked with young people at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre helping them to express themselves in a creative and promotional way.
In 2008, I was awarded the 'Going the Extra Mile' award for lecturing by Buckinghamshire Adult Learning. CRB checked.
Please see my publications. I'm originally from a theatre stable so as
well as novels and a collection of poetry and short stories
Day and evening workshops - Zoom. If you get a group together - £15 a head. 1 hour and a half. Free if you are organising.
Day and evening workshops in person. Consult Jan for fee.
One-to-one consultations (Or 45 minute Zoom for £45.)
Online Educational Creative Writing Support for Young People
Creative Ink for Young Writers:
Children and teenagers catered for. One-to-one consultations for children and adults. And on Zoom.
One hour (and a bit) one-to-one or telephone consultation* - £65
Zoom Consultations- £45 for 45 minutes
Creative Writing Sessions at Beaconsfield Adult Learning Centre:
Wednesday 20th, 27th, September and Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th October 2023- 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Book through Buckinghamshire Adult Learning.
Please contact Jan for reservations and more information.
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