The writing workshop can be a daunting place: sharing ideas, trying out techniques, meeting new people.


But without writing workshops, I don’t think I’d still be writing today. I always come away with plenty of inspiration and energy to unleash on my next writing project. 

Alongside the regular workshops I run for Mossley Writers, I love holding writing workshops for other writers, in other, varied settings. To date, I’ve designed and facilitated writing workshops for The Portico Library, Saddleworth Literary Festival, Sheffield Hallam University and Tameside Libraries, and I’ve got more on the horizon for Oldham Libraries and Curious Minds. I’ve worked with new and experienced writers, as well as young people, and on all kinds of topics and genres: from historical fiction, to lockdown, to short story writing to Christmas! 

I’d love to do more, face-to-face and online. Get in touch and let’s hatch a plan.

The sessions have been pretty well perfect for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed the stimulation and challenge. The balance of looking at other published work and having a go at an exercise worked very well, and hearing from the other participants was really great fun. Iain, participant


Sophie’s creative writing sessions are always fun, friendly and very well structured.  Participants always gain in confidence with their writing and take away lots of ideas and inspiration after attending one of her sessions. Stephanie Hogan, Neighbourhood Librarian, Tameside Libraries