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.
I have now been in Bristol for a year. I’m teaching for the WEA in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare and for the Folk House, a community arts centre in Bristol, and of course I still tutor and assess for the Open College of the Arts. For open courses and retreats in Bridlington and at Ty Newydd, see my courses and events page.
I am still a member of NAWE, and am a member of their Higher Education Committee and a peer reviewer for Writing in Practice.
The Bridlington Writing Weekend
19th to 21st October 2018
email email@example.com for a booking form.
Easter Writing Retreat Ty Newydd:
22nd to 27th April 2019
Booking opened in September 2018 for this retreat which I’m running jointly with Beverley Ward at Ty Newydd. Cost is £430 or £330 sharing a room.
Email liz if you are interested and for more events see Courses and Events
More about Liz
I am a governor of a primary school in South Gloucestershire and hope to do some writing workshops with the children.
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.
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 Nailsea 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 this term's 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, Slovenia 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