Courses I Teach

Do you want to learn to write?

I teach courses at City Lit in Covent Garden London, where I was previously a student myself!

Writing a Middle Grade Book (9-12s)

Course Dates: 26/9/19 – 05/12/19

Time: Thursdays 10:30 – 12:00
Location: KS – Keeley Street
Tutor: Penny Joelson

Learn through reading and studying recent MG books as well as writing exercises and discussion. (The same course runs for YA books from January)

5 star review!

This is a perfect course to provide an overview of middle grade writing and current trends. There is an opportunity to analyse what works for this age group, to identify the pitfalls, and to focus on the nuts and bolts of writing e.g. planning, viewpoint, dialogue, beginnings and endings. The tutor is experienced, very knowledgeable and provides considered careful feedback on individual submissions. Very stimulating and highly recommended.

Writing for children: workshop

Course Dates: 26/9/19 -5/12/19
Time: Thursdays 12:45 – 14:15
Location: KS – Keeley Street
Tutor: Penny Joelson

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