Announcing the New Developing Tutors for 2024/25


Following an open call which received 41 applications, we are delighted to announce the 7 selected writers for the Developing Tutors programme. The programme supports writers looking to run their first creative writing workshop with a paid teaching opportunity and enhanced support and feedback throughout the process. Spread the Word will be running the workshops from June 2024 to February 2025. The selected tutors, their workshops and date they will run are:

Susan Allott

Zooming In and Zooming Out: using ‘narrative distance’ to add depth and variety to your prose.

Tuesday 25 June 2024, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Leah Cowan

Words of Resistance: Storytelling and Writing Non-Fiction to Imagine and Transform.

Tuesday 24 September 2024, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Emily James

Oranges are not only a Fruit: using food to heighten sense of character in your writing.

Wednesday 30 October 2024, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Thymian Gadd

Movement, Music, and Memory

Wednesday 20 November 2024, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Rashed Aqrabawi

Limbo: A Workshop between Poetry and Prose

Tuesday 3 December 2024, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Oli Isaac

Out There: Surreal-ing the Real

Tuesday 28 January 2025, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Rachel Fung

How to Build a House – On Writing the Home

Tuesday 25 February 2025, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Bobby Nayyar, Programme Manager at Spread the Word, said: ‘We had an amazing response to the callout, which made picking the final seven a challenge and a privilege. In our selections we have a mix of talented writers both published and unpublished with a range of exciting ideas for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. I look forward to working with each of them and attending their workshops.’

Visit our Workshops and Events page to sign up for the first workshop run by Susan Allott. We will be posting the other workshops later in June.

Published: 29 May 2024