Online Writing Workshops
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of Susan’s teaching moved online and she continues to offer workshops and talks via this medium, making them accessible and available to those who may not be able to travel and/or who live outside the UK.
One of her most enjoyable experiences from this period has been delivering a Giving a Voice to Nature workshop for students at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Mentoring and Manuscript Appraisal
For well over a decade, Susan has mentored writers on a private basis by email, phone and video call. She often works with writers who may be focused on a full-length poetry collection, novel or work of creative non-fiction but equally enjoys guiding those at an early stage of a project, offering prompts and exercises to kick-start the writing process.
Her online teaching journey began at trAce, the online writing school at Nottingham Trent University, in the early years of the millennium. Along with a team of fellow pioneering on-screen writing tutors, she designed and delivered courses, facilitated the workshop space and offered one-to-one tuition.
For a nine-year period, she also offered one-to-one online tuition through the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Cardiff University.
If you’re interested in mentoring and manuscript appraisal by email, phone and/or video call, please contact Susan for further information, fees and availability.
Susan has been my creative writing mentor…over the last six years…She offers her comments in a positive, clear way, encouraging me to work on my writing and take it in directions I had not previously thought of. I am so glad that I found her
– Elizabeth Jones
She really studies the draft pieces and thinks about what (and what not) to comment on before providing challenging but always supportive feedback. I trust Susan’s judgement and would recommend her to anyone
– Will Kemp
Susan is a talented and insightful teacher… She has a wonderful ear for a poem’s music and a talent for pinpointing where further honing is needed. I have found her carefully-considered comments on all aspects of my work invaluable
– Jan Harris
She inspires creativity while paying acute attention to detail. Susan is mistress of her craft
– Janet Daniel
I have felt throughout this process that Susan is by my side and willing me to do well. She is a superb mentor and I can heartily recommend her
– Valerie Hannagan-Lewis