Why learn with me?
I’m the author of two novels and three memoirs, including the bestselling Wintering, longlisted for the Wainwright Prize. My writing often focuses on mental health, radical vulnerability and resilience.
I'm probably the opposite of an overnight success - as I will discuss in the course, my writing career has been long, winding and slow, and I've learned a lot along the way about how to endure the times when it all feels pointless.
I’m also an experienced teacher and workshop leader – until recently, I was Programme Director for Creative Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University, and I have led writing courses for Tate Britain, the National Gallery and the City of London Festival.