Courses I Teach


I teach courses at City Lit in Covent Garden London, where I was previously a student myself! These courses are now ONLINE using Zoom so do take advantage if you live too far away to attend normally!

See details below. I also offer private one to one tuition, short courses, workshops and mentoring so do enquire by clicking ‘Contact Me’.

You can read about my teaching work here and there is also an article from one of my students, Attiya Khan, whose book ‘Ten Steps to Me’ came out in September 2021.

Writing for Children Workshop (HW045)

Course Dates: 28th September 2023- 9th December 2023

Time: Thursdays 12.45- 2.15pm

Location: ONLINE

Tutor: Penny Joelson

For experienced children’s writers, this small group ongoing workshop offers an opportunity to develop your work-in-progress with constructive feedback from tutor and classmates.…ildren-workshop/hw045-2324

Reading for Children’s Writers

Course Dates: Monday 18th September – Monday 27th December 2023

Time: Mondays 10.30-12

Location ONLINE

Tutor: Penny Joelson

Explore recently published successful books for children, mainly by UK authors, and produce your own writing inspired by them. The course will cover pictures books, middle grade and young adult. For writers at any stage from beginners to advanced.