Anne has worked in community settings including libraries, schools and a day hospice, and as a writer in residence in a home for the elderly. She has engaged with diverse groups, such as beginner and advanced writers, writers’ groups, children, young adults and elderly people. Anne has facilitated a Writing for Wellbeing programme in Duns, the first project of its kind in Berwickshire, and she tutors writing poetry workshops at the Berwick Literary Festival.
Workshop sessions can be tailored to individuals or specific groups; Anne seeks to respond effectively and imaginatively to a range of requirements. New and regular participants are equally welcome, as are those who bring experience and expertise from other walks of life. A passionate believer in the therapeutic potential of creative writing, Anne is interested in promoting writing as an accessible and purposeful tool of self-expression for people who are living with loss, illness, pain and feelings of isolation.
Anne offers one-to-one tutorials in poetry, creative writing and English skills.
Anne is a professional member of NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education) and of Lapidus (The Writing for Wellbeing Organization).
If you wish to discuss workshops or tutorials, please use the Contact form.
For a participant’s view of one of Anne’s poetry workshops, read Tricia Coxon’s Berwick Literary Festival blog. For details of forthcoming workshops, please see the News section.