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    Creative Writing Workshop - Plot and Rising Tension

    What is it that makes us addicted to a story? This session examines the concept of rising tension in short stories and guides you through some practical examples and activities that can enhance your abilities to write compelling plots. We'll look at how stories function in terms of plot and workshop some of your drafts to see where the narrative could be strengthened.

    I'm an experienced lecturer and writer and a supportive and friendly teacher, and look forward to helping you reach your writing goals.

    Extra information

    Please bring a notebook and send over some of your work (up to 3000 words) two working days prior to our session.

    Location

    Online via webcam

    General info

    Skills:
    Age:
    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)
    Student level:
    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced
    Duration:
    120 minutes
    The class is taught in:English

    About Me

    Hi, I'm a poet and writer with a passion for teaching and creativity and I'd love to help you achieve your writing ambitions.

    I've been lecturing and tutoring for over three years and keep sessions fun and challenging. I'm also a 2020 Prizewinner for the Streetcake Experimental Writing Award and have been published internationally, as well as helping shape the popular Creative Writing programme at the University of Plymouth where I lead the Advanced Poetry Workshop Module.

    Education

    University of Plymouth 2017-2020
    PhD (PhD in Hand, 2020)

    Awarded a Doctoral Teaching Assistant position for a funded practice-led research project titled: Lut Lut Lut, a collection of poems accompanied by a critical thesis: A poetics of The dérive and détournment. Supervisors: Professor Anthony Caleshu and Assistant Professor Mandy Bloomfield.

    PGCAP 2017 – 2020: Distinction

    Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and the Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice with modules covering teaching and learning theory. Focused on pedagogical research methods and improving digital learning environments for online courses.

    University of Gloucestershire 2014-15
    MA Creative and Critical Writing: Distinction

    Modules included The Teaching of Creative Writing and Poetry Masterclass, featuring trends in contemporary literature and pedagogy, as well as writing funding bids and digital skills. MA Thesis based on the figure of the Trickster in Don Paterson’s poetry.

    BA Creative Writing 2010-13: First Class Honours

    Modules gave a firm basis in poetry and prose writing traditions of the 21st and 20th centuries, as well as the fundamentals of creativity and publishing. Dissertation was a short story on paranoia and media contradictions impact on an ex-pat family in 2013 Syria.

    Trinity School 2000-2010
    A Levels: English Literature (B), History (B) and Religious Studies (B)

    Experience / Qualifications

    Experienced module leader and teacher across all levels, specializing in creative writing and contemporary digital humanities.

    • Strong record of research skills including practice-based and archival creative practices, as well as experimental design and digital methodologies
    • Web management, content creation, social media and digital marketing background
    • Production Assistant, typesetter, distributor and designer for Periplum Poetry
    • Research Assistant, CONTEMPO, online nationwide poetry research seminar series
    • Founder of the University of Plymouth’s popular monthly Online Open Mic Night
    • Delivered seminars on BA English and Creative Writing modules across all levels
    • Designed lectures, seminars and assessments for a Contemporary Poetry module
    • Assessed and gave extensive feedback on students’ creative and critical work
    • Guest Lecture on Mythogeography for Arts University Bournemouth
    • Facilitated Academic Writing Workshops for humanities students
    • Awarded SU funding for three PGR poetry workshops with guest poets
    • Founded the Online Creative Writing Open Mic night for students of any discipline
    • Facilitated Creative Writing workshops in local schools as part of Mayflower 400
    • Managed and delivered the week-long MA Publishing induction, 2018
    If it hasn't been published, has it even been written? It takes a lot of hard work to get work to a publishable standard, but navigating the world of submission calls, bios, cover letters and the thousands of possible outlets for your work is another challenge all together. In this session we'll cover the fundamentals of crafting a strong submission to accompany your creative work, whether that's poetry, prose or dramatic writing, and give you the best chances of getting published. I'm an experienced lecturer and writer and I'm published widely. I've also edited numerous journals and been involved in all stages of the publishing process.
    Great writing takes great editing, and the peer-review process has helped strengthen poems and stories for centuries. See your work from a new perspective and gain valuable feedback on taking it forward with a straightforward and in-depth critique. In this session we'll review your work, whether that's poetry or prose (short stories or novels), and you'll get a detailed critique with some practical and inspiring pointers. I'm an experienced writer and lecturer and a patient and supportive teacher who wants to help you achieve your writing goals.
    Creative Writing is an ancient and rewarding craft, and this class introduces one of the fundamentals of craft: Showing and Telling. Striking the right balance in your writing is crucial in 'recruiting' your reader and crafting a believable and compelling story world, both in poetry and prose (short stories and novels). In this session, we'll review some examples and complete some activities, as well as workshopping some of your own work. I'm an experienced lecturer and writer, and a supportive and friendly teacher who treats their students as a peer.

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