Hi, I’m Alison and I’m a writer, teacher, writing coach and story collector.

Pretty much everything I write and everything I do relates to the themes of belonging and connection.

I have a BA in English, a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing.

I’m accredited as a writing coach through the Arvon Foundation and the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) and am a member of the Society of Authors.

I write poetry, fiction and non fiction, with an interest in historical writing, books for children and memoir.

As a freelance I’ve written educational materials for schools, arts organisations, on-line learning platforms and magazines, as well as promotional material for business clients and heritage groups.

I’ve led writing groups and one-off workshops for young writers in schools and as an Arts Award adviser, support young people to earn awards at Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver levels.

I work for arts and educational organisations, developing young artists and supporting people in the community to tell the stories they want to tell, particularly as digital stories.

And l currently run a weekly online writing group for adults and regular Facebook Live writing sessions for the Royal Voluntary Service’s Virtual Village Hall. 

And as if that wasn’t enough, I’m an accredited heritage tour guide, trained under funding dug up (if you’ll excuse the pun!) by Leicestershire County Council around the time they found Richard III in a car park.

Altogether, I have over 30 years’ experience of supporting writers to develop their creative skills, achieve their writing goals and find their own ‘voice’.

Contact me if you want to know more!