• Chairing a discussion about new writing
  • At a workshop at Sedgehill School

Working with Writers

I’ve worked extensively with writers and students of all ages and abilities. Leading workshops and classes, delivering creative projects and courses, giving talks and chairing discussions, and working one-on-one with writers on their writing.

In 2005 I joined the literary department at the Birmingham REP, where I coordinated Transmissions, the REP’s young writers’ programme. Since then, I’ve worked with young writers and performers all over the country, including at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hull Truck, Theatre Royal Plymouth and at the Almeida theatre. I have worked with primary school students in Sutton to develop a jointly written play inspired by The Conference of the Birds, for 2012 Cultural Olympiad, and with GCSE drama students and Senior cizitens in Beckenham on a new play about privacy.

I currently teach playwriting and creative writing on MA and BA courses at the University of Westminster. I teach Playwriting on the MA in Writing for Stage and Screen at Regent’s University, and am currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Greenwich.

I love working on interesting projects with passionate people. Please email me at for further details, or if you would like to talk about me delivering a workshop, talk, or project.

Here’s an online workshop I did for the Bruntwood Prize a few years ago: