I set up my freelance writing, editing and creative writing teaching business last May, when I took the plunge and decided to leave my full time job. A graduate of the Writing MA at Sheffield Hallam University, I was already running a writing group in Sheffield and had published my first novel as an e-book. I currently balance my time between teaching in schools, community settings and FE colleges and freelance editing work. I'm based in Sheffield and draw inspiration from the city and the beauty of the nearby Peak District.
I have a busy portfolio of editing clients: novelists and people who are writing their memoirs. I work with them to prepare their manuscript for publication, with a bespoke service based on individual needs.
My first novel, Outside Inside, is available on the Amazon Kindle - and a paperback version will be coming soon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Outside-Inside-Anne-Grange-ebook/dp/B006QVZHWI
Working with children – and family learning.
I’m currently working on a poetry writing project with pupils at Walkley Primary School and the Walkley History Project in Sheffield.
I’ve also delivered creative writing workshops at Bearded Theory music festival (Best Small Festival of 2013), writing crazy poetry and stories with children in 2012 and 2013 (and hopefully 2014!).
I also work closely with Grimm and Co, the Pop-Up Story Shop in Rotherham run by literacy charity, Inspire Rotherham. I run workshops and I’m helping to develop The Ministry of Stories.
Creative Writing Courses for adults.
I’ve run three Open Your Memory Box memoir writing courses in Sheffield. Further down this page are some examples of poetry and prose written on the course I ran in October – which explored biographical writing in a creative way.Watch this space for the next Open Your Memory Box memoir writing course.
I run bespoke creative writing sessions with local writing groups – and any other groups who are interested in getting creative! Contact me for details.
I’m also employed by Derbyshire County Council as an Adult Education Tutor, specialising in creative writing. I’ll keep you posted with details of any upcoming courses.
Arts and Health Courses
Through Derbyshire County Council, I run creative writing and reminiscence classes at Newholme Hospital in Bakewell, working with older “functional” mental health patients, and also residential dementia patients.
Please contact me if you would like me to run courses in residential or healthcare settings, including:
Nursing homes and retirement homes.
Mental Health Service users.
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