Teaching & Research
A brief outline of my research interests and teaching experience

Research Interests

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Academic Research
My research relates to areas of knowledge concerning the way language, form, genre, media and technique stimulate and produce content in relation to cultural identity and representation in prose writing. This can include English literary canonisation but specifically concentrates on the development of cultural identities in Southern American Women’s Writing and the Southern Gothic. Pedagogically, I actively engage in research projects that promote teaching creative writing as an iterative art form. I am also interested in creative and critical projects connected to a variety of areas including, but not limited to: poetry, the novel, short stories, screenwriting, graphic novels, creative nonfiction, writing for performance, speculative fiction, science fiction, Gothic fiction, marginalisation and multiculturalism, and cross-disciplinary or hybrid projects.

Professional Memberships
FHEA -Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2014-Present.

NAWE - Professional Member of the National Association for Writers in Education, 2015-Present.

Teaching

Creative Writing: Prose (all Levels)

Short Fiction: (all Levels)

Creative Nonfiction (all Levels)

Poetry & Short Fiction (all Levels)

The Novel (all Levels)

Transformative Fiction (all Levels)

Gothic Literature and Film (undergraduate)

Creating Narratives-story planning across media including film, digital fiction, radio plays, and stage performance (undergraduate)

Landmarks in Literature: World War I Poetry and Masculinity (undergraduate)

Writing Retreats

Feb 24th-27th, 2020
I'm teaching My First Novel at Writer's Retreat-Snowdonia.

Is there a novel inside you that’s bursting to come out but you aren’t sure where to start? Have you started novel writing a couple of times only to abandon your piece in the first chapters? My First Novel is a creative writing retreat designed to help writers understand the basics of novel writing and how to create a novel and a creative writing routine that works for you. We will learn how to novel plan, set aside writing time in our busy lives, keep our writing interesting, hook ourselves and our reader, and negotiate the roadblocks that can appear for first time novel writers. Sessions are relaxed and located in the breathtaking mountains of Snowdonia. Writers are encouraged to explore, walk, and take the time they need to write. Let the Writers Retreat- Snowdonia staff and tutor take the stress out of novel writing and help you to unlock the writer inside you.

Booking: Writers Retreat Wales

Community Writing and Teaching

Work with me

I am currently working freelance and am happy to design and implement creative writing workshops, retreats, public readings, or other arts engagement projects upon request. I have extensive experience in lecturing, writing, reading and community outreach projects aimed to encourage participation and enjoyment in creative writing. Working with and developing writers at multiple ages and in multiple genres is what I love.

If interested, please Contact Me through this website.

Personal Mentoring and Editing

Professional writers' services

I do some freelance development and editing in both creative and critical writing projects. This can range from developing paragraphs into a full length project to content editing for a finished work.

I can also provide mentoring and tutoring services at all levels.

If interested in my services, please Contact Me through this website.