I write and tutor adult Creative Writing workshops. I trained as a life coach, and have incorporated this into my workshops. Find out why some writing 'speaks' to you, while another piece may leave you cold. Get your writing to connect to as many people as possible.
Or find out how to get motivated and stay motivated.
Also find out how to unleash your creativity.
Currently finishing my first novel.
Have built up a body of poetry and short stories.
Reached last year's long list for the Bridport poetry prize.
I am happy to provide a reference for Suzanne McArdle, whom, I believe, is applying to become one of your artists.
I first met Suzanne in 2004 when she took part in a professional Development Writers' Programme at Yorkshire Art Circus (YAC). I was the Manager for YAC. The aim of the Programme was to develop and promote talented Yorkshire writers.
It was very clear to the YAC team at an early stage that Suzanne was not only a brilliant writer, but she was also an excellent facilitator and tutor. Suzanne tutored many courses on our own creative learning programme over the next few years, and she wrote workshops that stirred the imagination of many writers who attended, in particular, explaining the theories relating to NLP techniques and its affects on writing. Suzanne also provided workshops for our outreach work and took part in creative writing festivals across West Yorkshire, e.g. Ilkley Lit Festival, working with new and experienced writers who were from all walks of life. We always received very positive feedback from the participants and partner organisations we worked with. We always knew that we could rely on Suzanne and we were proud to have her as part of our freelance team.
I wish Suzanne all the best in her aim to work with Artscape and I am confident that you will value her work as much as we did.
Yorkshire Art Circus
Suzanne McArdle currently delivers weekly Creative Writing Workshops to adults at The Bowery Café, Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds.
She began teaching at The Bowery in June 2008, and many of the people who attended the first summer workshop, returned for both the Autumn Winter and Spring series of workshops.
One person who attended the Autumn workshops commented that they felt they'd been given 'A gift for life'.
Another said, 'the teaching and guidance was well thought out and prepared'.
Yet another commented that they'd found it 'Helpful for ideas and techniques'.
There were also further comments that the sessions were 'Inspiring', 'Enjoyable' and 'Stimulating'.
The Bowery Café, Leeds.
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