writing intensive

Online Workshops | New 2020-21 Writing Series | Join these informal groups practice-led | applied discussion | learn new writing approaches |  individual support & group engagement


I will be hosting a very special 2020-21 Writing Series to motivate and provide a new type of support to your creative writing.

Each workshop takes the form of a masterclass committed to a specific approach to writing.  They provide a fast-track delivery and door opener on specific topics and aim to kickstart or deepen new developments within your ongoing practice.

Exchange your ideas and spark discussions in this informal and productive workshop setting.

Prepare to be open and engaged in a welcoming and creative environment. You’ll finish the workshop feeling refreshed, confident and excited to try new writing and working techniques.

Dates, topics & prices:

Coming up in early 2021, join me for:

13 March: Visual Writing 1: Drawing as Writing

10am – 1pm GMT

Tickets and more information can be found here. 

  • General Admission – £85.00
  • Student/Low-income prices – £45.00
  • Bursaries – Free – limited places available for low income/students/unemployed applicants. Please note: If you would like a bursary, you will be required to fill in questions about you and your practice to be eligible

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 also taken the decision to offer 1-2-1 mentoringwhere I will be offering hour-long sessions to writers and artists of all levels who would like more personal discussion and support. If you think this might be more like what you are looking for, please head to my mentoring page. 

Jonathan Jones: The Guardian

4 June 2018

At first it seems Bergvall is not so much a performance artist as an academic who has brought together a panel of experts to discuss the medieval Persian poem The Conference of the Birds, composed by Attar of Nishapur in the 12th century. It turns out that poems, like birds, move freely around our planet.