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Rosa offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

Creative Writing

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Beginner £15.00
Intermediate £15.00
Advanced £20.00
Expert £20.00

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Personal Description:

I am a dedicated and enthusiastic poet, writer, teacher and researcher, with four years' experience teaching at university level. I have just submitted my PhD in English Literature at the University of St Andrews. My specialisms lie in poetry and creative non-fiction. I have a strong track record of publication in magazines and journals, and my first book is due out in February 2021 from Broken Sleep Books. Unpublished extracts from this work were longlisted for the 2019 Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment, and my poetry was Commended in the 2019 Ambit Poetry Competition and shortlisted for the 2016 Berfrois Poetry Prize. I am also the Managing Editor of the literary journal The Scores. I mostly have experience teaching undergraduates, postgraduates, and adult learners, but I'm also very open to teaching younger learners as well!

Teaching Experience:

I have taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of St Andrews for the past four years, on a range of courses spanning periods and genres, in English Literature and Creative Writing. I have also previously taught at Edinburgh Napier University, where I was an Associate Lecturer. I have planned, designed and delivered tutorials, seminars, and lectures both online and in-person, developed teaching materials and resources, and have lots of experience giving pastoral support as well as academic advice. I have lead reading groups and workshops, and was the President of the Creative Writing Society at the University of St Andrews. I have also been taught and mentored by leading poets such as Don Paterson, Emma Jones, Oli Hazzard, and John Burnside.

Teaching Approach:

My teaching approach, particularly when it comes to creative writing, is pretty relaxed. I believe strongly in encouraging students to gain confidence and to push at the boundaries of their writing, experimenting and honing their skills. My teaching is fundamentally informed both by my own practice and by the reading and research interests of my students. I aim to be personable, approachable, and friendly, and am fairly informal — sharing creative work can often feel intimidating, so I hope to make students feel both comfortable and excited to do so.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of St Andrews (2020) - PhD in English Literature (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • Trinity College Dublin (2015) - MPhil in Literatures of the Americas (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of St Andrews (2014) - MA (Hons) in English Literature (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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