If you need in-depth critical feedback on your work, our one-to-one tutorials are perfect. Designed to help you identify the strengths of your work, as well as where and how it can be developed and honed our tutorials comprise one hour preparation by the tutor and one hour in-person tutorial. Suitable for experienced writers.

Venue, time & date to be decided between participant and tutor




Duration:  One hour preparation, followed by a one hour face-to-face tutorial
Venue, time & date: To be decided with tutor
Cost:  £115 (£110 Concessions)
Booking Code: WSTUT16

If you need in-depth critical feedback on your work our one-to-one tutorials are perfect. Designed to help you identify the strengths of your writing, as well as where and how it can be developed and honed, our tutorials comprise one hour preparation by the tutor and one hour in-person tutorial.

Time, date and where the tutorial will take place is decided between participants and tutors.

Please send up to 150 lines of poetry or 2000 words of prose in advance of the tutorial.

Suitable for experienced writers.

Tutorial tutors 2018/19 are:

Leicester: Maxine Linnell, Rob Palk, Anthony Cropper, Ian C Douglas, Victoria Villasenor, Siobhan Logan, Rod Duncan, Beth Kemp.

Lincoln: Rosanna McGlone

Nottingham: Graham Caveney, Megan Taylor, Victoria Villasenor, Panya Banjoko, Joanne Burn, Dr Teika Bellamy.

Derby: Alex Davis

If you have a tutor that you’d particularly like to work with, please do let us know by email: courses@writingschooleastmidlands.co.uk

About the Tutorial Tutors

Alex Davis is a writer, publisher and literature professional with a decade of experience in the writing industry. His novel The Last War was released in 2015.  Alongside writing he runs Boo Books, a small press based in Derby, as well as running the annual Edge-Lit and Sledge-Lit horror, SF and fantasy events in Derby. He is an experienced tutor with more than 30 extended courses and 50 shorter workshops to his name.

Anthony Cropper has published two novels and collection of short stories. His play won the BBC Alfred Bradley Award for Radio Drama. His latest look was co-written with Eve Makis and was published by HarperCollins in the summer of 2018. The Accidental Memoir is a guided journal and looks at ways to develop creativity and write.

Beth Kemp has published fifteen textbooks and revision guides to date for pupils and students aged 11-18, focused on UK and international specifications in English Language and Literature, and is also working on children’s fiction. She has written revision guides and workbooks on GCSE set texts out with York Notes, textbooks for A Level English Language, KS3, IGCSE and 11-14 and GCSE-equivalent Caribbean programmes with OUP and has also worked as a teacher consultant on the latest edition of the Collins School English Dictionary. She has over a decade teaching and training experience with adults and teens.

Graham Caveney‘s most recent book is The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness: A Memoir of an Adolescence . He has also written biographies of William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg as well as working as a journalist for The Face, The NME, The Guardian, The Independent and GQ magazine.

Ian C Douglas first became published as a freelance journalist in Thailand. Returning to the UK in 2004 he graduated with an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from NTU. Since then he has had three SF novels for younger adults published, as well as two children’s non-fiction books. Other credits include short stories, a children’s App, and a radio play. The focus of his fiction is on sci-fi and fantasy. Ian writes reviews for Left Lion and teaches creative writing at Nottingham Writers’ Studio. He visits schools, libraries and festivals, running workshops on creative writing and/or local history, and he is a regular guest on Notts TV covering local literary news.

Joanne Burn is a writer and a life coach, now specialising in Coaching the Writer. Her short stories have been published in various fiction magazines and her debut novel will be published by Legend Press on 6th September 2018. She blogs about the joys and challenges of writing at www.notawritersgroup.com and you can find out more about her writing and coaching at www.joanneburn.com

In 2017 Maxine Linnell’s first poetry collection, This Dust, was published by Soundswrite Press. Her novels, Vintage and Closer, were published by Five Leaves, and Bloomsbury are republishing her book for reluctant readers, Breaking the Rules, in 2018. Maxine has been running the popular course ‘Writing Workshop’ for four years.

Megan Taylor is the author of three novels, How We Were Lost, The Dawning and The Lives of Ghosts, as well as a short story collection, The Woman Under the Ground.  Her writing has made the shortlist in several competitions, most recently in The Brighton Prize 2017 and the Walter Swan Prize, 2017-18 and she has further stories out or forthcoming in various other anthologies and journals.  She is also currently in the process of completing her fourth novel.  For more information please visit www.megantaylor.info

Panya Banjoko is a UK based Writer and Poet whose work has been published in various anthologies. She performs widely, coordinates Nottingham Black Archive, and is Patron for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature.  Whilst poetry is her mainstay she has also written two early years publications. She has edited a collection of poetry by the Black Writers Network and her debut poetry collection, Some Things, is available through Burning Eye Books.

Rob Palk recently released his first novel Animal Lovers. It has been described as “bitterly funny” by Mark Watson, “great comic writing” by the Mail and “deeper and more affirming” by the FT. He is currently working on a follow up. He has also been published in the Erotic Review and Litro Magazine. He lives in Leicester.

Rosanna McGlone was Lincolnshire’s first Writers’ Support Worker running workshops and providing one to one advice on a wide range of projects. She has been encouraging writers and providing constructive feedback for more than 20 years. She has worked as a script reader for a West End director, and for Hull Truck Theatre where her work has also been performed.  Rosanna has written short stories, novels, radio and theatre scripts. She has also written numerous features for national newspapers both in the UK and overseas. Rosanna currently teaches at Lincoln University.

Rod Duncan writes alternate history and contemporary crime. His novels have been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award, the East Midlands Book Award and the John Creasey Dagger.  He is a lecturer in creative writing at De Montfort University and a founder of the Writers’ Shed, a writer development service.

Siobhan Logan‘s poetry & prose collections Firebridge to Skyshore and Mad, Hopeless and Possible are published by Original Plus Press. They have been performed at Ledbury Poetry Festival, the British Science Museum and National Space Centre. In 2014 she ran a writing residency on WW1 for Writing East Midlands and 14-18 NOW. Her poems and stories are published in many anthologies and magazines and she co-edited a Five Leaves Books’ anthology for refugee solidarity, Over Land, Over Sea. Her digital narrative Philae’s Book of Hours is published on-line by the European Space Agency. She teaches Creative Writing at De Montfort University and co-manages The Writers’ Shed.

Dr Teika Bellamy is the award-winning founder and director of Nottingham-based independent press Mother’s Milk Books. She is also one half of The Book Stewards – a husband and wife team who empower writers to achieve their publishing goals.

Victoria Villasenor is a development editor for a publishing house in New York, and also runs the social enterprise Global Wordsmiths with her partner. She works with marginalized communities throughout the Midlands on writing projects, and is a multi-published author.

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