Tutor, Nalini Paul

I started the Write Here, Write Now  workshops in 2011 (at what was then the biblocafe); when I had recently returned from a year in Orkney, working as the George Mackay Brown Writing Fellow. My experience as a Creative Writing tutor spans more than 10 years, having worked for the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Edinburgh and the Open University. I have facilitated workshops for Ankur Productions in Glasgow, the Ruby Orange Gallery in Biggar, the RSPB Visitor Centre at Lochwinnoch, and with the artists' collective, Composition, at the Tramway.

I have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds and writing abilities, which is why my workshops suit writers from all levels. The Write Here Write Now  workshops run with a maximum of 10 participants. That means more time with the tutor, and allows for fruitful discussions that can help with work in progress.

Over the course of the workshops, I give writers the option of e-mailing me their work in progress (writing generated during the course) for detailed feedback. Verbal feedback and support is given in the workshops themselves, and I also encourage participants to comment on each other's work. Participants decide whether they want to develop one piece of writing over the nine weeks; or several different pieces, which they can complete at a later date. In either case, I offer feedback and advice, identifying what could be improved and suggesting ways of how this might be achieved. 

Writers from all stages of their development--from published writers to those who have never written before--benefit from the course. But don't take my word for it: read about what previous participants have said, in the Reviews section.