I write mostly poetry with some prose and script writing. You can find what I’ve written by clicking on publications and Liz's poems.
I was a secondary school History and English teacher for years. Then I moved into university and community work as a teacher of Creative Writing; but I still do writing workshops in schools with both kids and teachers. You can find out about my teaching activities by clicking on writing and teaching.
If you want to learn something about my ideas click on Liz's Blog - What happens when you write.
My latest news is that I just moved from Sheffield to Bristol at the end of August 2017. No more writing classes in Sheffield but I’ll be starting a play-reading class and some writing activities in Bristol. Retreats in Bridlington and at Ty Newydd will carry on as usual. For more details: see my courses and events page
I’m delighted to announce that earlier this year I became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy so I can put four more letters after my name (BA. PGCE, MA (twice) PhD, FHEA.
Having been a member of NAWE since it first started in the 1980s I am now on its Higher Education Committee and a peer reviewer for Writing in Practice.
The Bridlington Writing Weekend
16th to 18th March 2018: email firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form.
Easter Writing Retreat Ty Newydd:
2nd April 2018
Booking opened in September 2017 for this retreat which I’m running jointly with Beverley Ward at Ty Newydd. In 2017 it cost £347 or £282 sharing a room. next year's cost to be confirmed.
Email liz if you are interested and for more events see Courses and Events
More about Liz
I was a governor of a federation of two primary schools in Sheffield where I was on their Curriculum Committee. From time to time I went in to do writing workshops or talk at an Assembly. I hope to find a similar role at a school in Bristol.
As a writer of poetry I like to keep a hand in other art forms so I tutor on a cross-arts module for The Open College of Arts as well as on their Creative Writing courses. I am the OCA Unit Leader for poetry. I also tutor three WEA creative writing courses.
Here’s how I try to keep abreast of all the arts:
I am a frequenter of Music in Bristol and hope to get to know the Repertoire at St Georges Brandon Hill. And I sing in the Nalisea Choral Society.
I have acted in two plays put on the Crucible main stage by Sheffield’s People’s Theatre: The Sheffield Mysteries in 2014 and Dream in 2016 both of them written by Chris Bush and directed by Daniel Evans. I have recently joined Bristol Old Vic Adult theatre group and am looking forward to our first performance.
In 2014 -15 I did a film-making course for older people as part as an EU-funded (please note) project in Cooperation with Portugal, Slovena and Italy as a way of ensuring active aging. I directed one five minute film and was screenwriter and actor for another: Swimming Pool which was subsequently shown at the Women Over 50 Film Festival in Brighton in 2015. http://cinageproject.eu/en/package/cinage-films/film-09.html