Helen has worked as a creative writing tutor and mentor for over a decade, running courses and workshops for the IDLER Academy, Freedom from Torture, Crisis UK, HM Prisons Service and others. She currently teaches on the Creative Writing programme at Oxford University, and is a guest lecturer at the University of Nottingham.

Public workshops:


7th March: Writing about Place with Writing East Midlands


7th – 12th October: Life Writing course with Literature Wales

18th – 23rd November: Non-Fiction Tutored Retreat at The Hurst with Arvon Foundation

11th December: Writing Workshop at Sam Read Books, Grasmere


“Helen is a sensitive, thoughtful critic…a wonderful reader and supportive mentor.”

Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of East Anglia

“It’s like I’ve been standing in cement, and these classes give me a chance to break through it. I can breathe it all out.”

Workshop participants, Crisis UK