Writing Classes

If you’re one of the exceptionally lovely people who’s been to a writing class of mine and not completely hated the experience – maybe even thought you might like to repeat it sometime – then welcome back. It’s so nice to see you. Likewise, welcome if you haven’t been before, but are thinking you might like to come to one sometime.  This page is for you.

SmokeLong Quarterly, the US flash fiction journal I edit for, is running a half-day flash fiction workshop in Norwich on Saturday May 4th, with Christopher Allen, the co-Editor-in-Chief, author of acclaimed flash fiction collection Other Household Toxins and over 100 published stories. He is the current judge of the prestigious Bath Flash Fiction Award and a friendly and fun workshop presenter. Places are limited and it’s filling up fast, so do book your place now if you’d like to come. We would love to work with you! We have one free place available to a low-income writer, which has been generously sponsored by TSS Publishing – applications for this place are open until Friday 19th April: please email editors@smokelong.com if you would like to put your name forward. Thank you! More details here:


The next Creative Writing course I’ll be running for The Public House, Norwich will be 11am-1pm Weds 9th February to Weds 27th June. Developing Creative Writing will be a follow-on course for people who have already taken an introductory course, and will focus on workshopping our writing, with writing exercises and prompts to help kickstart new ideas. Details and booking here.

There are also plans to run a six-week flash fiction course in Norwich with another organisation – watch this space for details.

CAN’T WAIT. Hope you can join us.