Contributor at NAWE Conference 2011

As a newish member of NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education) I was keen to attend their annual conference this year.

In addition to going to several inspiring talks and workshops given by other writers, I also had the chance to read a paper of my own as part of a New York University in London panel made up of the fiction writer Emma Claire Sweeney, the playwright Julia Pascal and myself.

Our subject was “Cross-cultural creative writing for study abroad” and we used our session to share some of the strategies we’ve developed for teaching writing to international students who are here in the UK as part of their university studies.

Having never been to a NAWE conference before, I have to say that for me the whole weekend was a great experience. I really enjoyed getting to meet some of the other conference delegates, and I’d like to thank the writers and writing tutors who attended our talk. I hope you found it useful.