He has taught courses in creative writing at various universities, most recently at the University of Bath.
He offers on-line tuition in all aspects of creative writing, from getting started, through aspects of technique, to advice on how to approach publishers. As a poet and film-maker, he has most often worked with fellow poets and screenwriters.
A particular expertise of his lies in the area of presentation. He offers classes in how to read work to an audience, classes in which participants are filmed so that they can see and learn from their presentations.
He has worked with children and young people of every age in schools of every sort. See Poetry in Schools & Poetry for Children.
SEE CREATIVE WRITING PAGE
He has lectured in over 100 universities in Britain, the United States, Canada, and Africa, as the guest of several different departments, including Humanities, English, Drama / Theatre, Film and Communications, Classics. Sometimes he has been asked to group lectures together into a short course.
SEE LECTURES PAGE
Work with Schools
This page should be read in conjunction with the Creative Writing page. The Work with Schools page contains many suggestions for creative writing exercises for children. For older teenagers, refer also to the Creative Writing page for adults.
SEE WORK WITH SCHOOLS PAGE
In addition to lecturing in universities, he has also ben invited to speak in Ladies’ Lunch Clubs, and other social gatherings.
As an experienced public speaker, he is able to help people improve their presentations. As mentioned on tohere pages in this section, he films his students delivering presentations, and so makes them able themselves to judge their performance.
SEE PUBLIC SPEAKING PAGE, AND LECTURE PAGE, ESPECIALLY THE SECTION TITLED Lectures to the Public