Teaching and Events
I run workshops for all ages, from 0-100. If you would like to book a visit to your school, please contact me via my blog. If you would like to book a place on a course I am teaching, click here to take a look at The Writers' Block or The Arvon Foundation. Some courses will continue to run online after lockdown.
Student - Bath Spa University:
"Anna is an exceptional lecturer. She brings a wonderful wit and so much passion and positivity to writing that I haven’t experienced with other lecturers. She is critical but compassionate and constructive. She has a wealth of knowledge and industry experience which is invaluable because she is honest about how the writing world works. I always feel uplifted and inspired to write better after her seminars."
Writer - Arvon Foundation:
"I had done courses before but this one with Anna seemed to be better at getting to the nuts and bolts of storytelling-in terms of structure, perspective, tense etc. It overcame a problem I have had with writing advice for many years - the primacy of character in driving plot. The exercises forced me to admit that it is much richer (and more fun) to let your characters lead."
Student - City University, London:
"This went way beyond my expectations of a short course. Anna was fantastic. The session content and materials were brilliant. I wish it could have been longer!"
From The Writer's Block Masterclasses:
"Excellent! Anna was lovely and the workshop exercises were very clear and her feedback really helpful"
"Beautifully paced, friendly and warm atmosphere, a good balance of
input and output"
"Anna was a great teacher - just the right tone, very good listener, good exercises"
"Very enjoyable, lots of food for thought, I may go and try some of the exercises again in a different setting. I'd definitely do another workshop with Anna"
Teacher - Farley Hill Primary, Wokingham:
"The children were captivated by Anna's talk. Since her visit, children have been coming up to me, telling me about the exciting stories they are reading
from her books."
Year 4 teacher - King Edward's School, Bath:
"Anna's workshops are enormous fun. Our pupils loved the balance of listening and doing. Anna is skilled in drawing the very best ideas for writing out of children. Her visits have stimulated them to read and read."