I am an experienced leader of workshops with adults and young people. I use supportive semi-structured exercises to get the best out of people’s creative and imaginative writing, in prose or poetry. I am happy to lead small or larger groups, and I particularly enjoy working with people who are less experienced and/or lack confidence, though working with experienced writers is a great pleasure too! Feedback on my workshops is usually very positive: ‘Organisation was excellent… A lovely, supportive and inspiring atmosphere right from the off – Lesley is a wonderful teacher, full of great ideas and insightful comments…’
Public workshops 2019:
30th November, Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, RG1 1QH: a follow-up to the spring workshop on mediaeval poetry, with co-leader Adrian Blamires. Book here: https://www.readingmuseum.org.uk/book/177411
Commissioned workshops, mentoring and editing:
I am available by arrangement for commissioned workshops, open or themed, for new and/or experienced writers: please contact me by e-mail (via the link on my home page).
I also offer mentoring and editing services, by arrangement: please contact me if you’d like to discuss possibilities.