Mentoring

Individual sessions

Online Mentoring | individual sessions | in support of your writing and writing-led projects  | creative development | new confidence |  Rates: £50 per hourly session |

Overview

Due to multiple requests, from mid-October 2020 I will be providing 1-2-1 online mentoring or coaching sessions to interested writers and artists of all levels.

Whether you are new to writing or are more experienced, these sessions will be designed to support you in any way you require. I can provide you with a place to share and talk through the development of your ideas, content and materials, share your personal and creative motivations, shake off procrastination, and hone in on your methods, strengths, ways of working.

If you are preparing a reading, or setting up a show, we can rehearse it together and set you up for your online presentations.

Writing can take so many forms, involve several languages, different content and outputs. It can be an integral part of performance works, sound-pieces, or site-specific research, which each present their own sets of questions. Questions of identity, cultural belonging and the status quo are often teased out and put under pressure by writing.

These sessions will be a space to support and encourage your processes, your thoughts, your risk-taking, your dilemmas and grow your sense of confidence.

If this feels like something you could benefit from, or if you have any queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.

Rates are £50 per hour. Sessions can take place across timezones. Critical reading of longer drafts are not included here but can be arranged separately.

 

To register your interest please contact me here.

Photos

Photo credit: Christa Holka

My Experience

I have over 20 years of experience teaching writing and art practices in universities and art colleges across the world. I have held appointments at Kings College London, Dartington College of Arts, Bard College Summer Program, Temple University Philadelphia, School of Art and Design Geneva. In many of my roles, I have been responsible for curriculum development, research supervision and have structured as well as taught writing and interdisciplinary courses. As a Fellow for institutions such as Cambridge University, Whitechapel Gallery London or the Gray Center for the Arts  Chicago, I have been invited to create writing-led public events.

As well as undertaking teaching and lecturing roles, I often work with external organisations to host in-person and online workshops with artists and writers looking to hone and develop their craft.

Recently, I have launched my own workshops (discover more here) as well as offering 1-2-1 mentoring. I’ve been asked to mentor in the past and was unable to undertake this, but now due to lockdown and the interconnectivity that this new, more digital world has brought us, I decided to see if people would be interested in working with me on a more personal basis.

My approach to these sessions will not be rigid, it will be up to us to set the flow of the sessions, to talk about what you would like from a mentoring session and see if I can assist you as you progress with your writing and your own art. I’m looking forward to helping you with your own journey if I can.