Past Workshops

Since completing my MLitt Creative Writing in 2016, I have organised and run several successful writing workshops and projects. In 2018 I became Events Manager for Lockerbie Writers and have since continued to provide quality and enjoyable events and workshops for the group and the community. I am now in the process of branching out and doing more of these by myself, in addition to the Lockerbie Writers events.

Upcoming workshop and event details are posted here on my website and on my Facebook page.

Workshops and events can also be tailored to the needs of a specific group, organisation or event. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch.


Below, please find a selection of my past workshops, events and projects.


Creative Writing Workshops

Castle Loch Writing Workshop (May 2017): Writing workshop at Castle Loch, Lochmaben, run for Lockerbie Writers and in conjunction with Castle Loch Community Trust. This fully-booked event, suitable for all abilities, focused on the use of the senses in writing and included a guided walk and discussion of the loch’s history and wildlife.

Bonfires, Sparklers and Spent Rockets Writing Workshop (November 2016): Writing workshop at King’s Arms, Lockerbie, run for Lockerbie Writers. This fully-booked event, suitable for all abilities, had a fireworks theme and included a range of short exercises and writing games designed to instil confidence.


Writers’ Events

Open Mic Night (September 2018): An intimate and relaxed evening event run for Lockerbie Writers. I say “intimate” but in truth the room was bursting at the seams to accommodate the large group who had gathered to read out their own work or just to listen.

Author Talk with Sara Maitland (June 2018): An evening event run for Lockerbie Writers. Despite a heatwave, we welcomed a large audience to hear Sara read, and to ask her questions and learn more about her writing process.



2018: Behind Closed Doors. This “long short story” project is currently underway with the Lockerbie Writers, with the possibility of a published anthology of work in 2019.

2016: Lockerbie Writers’ Anthology. As part of my university studies, I compiled, co-edited, and published an anthology of work by my local writers’ group, Lockerbie Writers. More information on the project can be found on the Lockerbie Writers’ blog.