What people say about my writing workshops and courses

"I just wanted to say a huge “Thank you” for everything, and I hope you enjoyed the day. I have not seen the first group so engaged in a long while, and it has made me to re-think how we can keep that going next year."  Maggie Thomas, Librarian, Bacon's College, London 2015

"Writing didn’t come easily for me while I was at school but I loved stories and I’ve always like the idea of being a writer so I gave Joan's writing course a go. I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it and how it came much more naturally than I expected. I feel like I’m actually learning something which is a great feeling and a testament to Joan's teaching. Thanks." R. Stevens 2018

"I have been attending Joan's classes for over a year now.  She is an excellent and inspirational teacher and I always leave a class with my head buzzing with ideas.  I'd recommend her to anyone who loves to write, and to those who have always wanted to try." K. Duffin 2020

"I love going to Joan’s classes. Using activities as varied as spontaneously writing beat poetry to crafting convincing dialogue, she helps students to find their own voice and the confidence to express it. As well as sound advice about the technical side of writing and endless encouragement, Joan brings light and liveliness to the sessions which are always stimulating and inspiring." Julia Mortimer 2019