Teach with Us: Developing Tutors Programme


Teach with Us: Developing Tutors Programme

Spread the Word is expanding its Developing Tutors programme to offer London-based writers a paid opportunity to teach their first creative writing workshop. Originally run for alumni of the London Writers Awards programme, Developing Tutors created a space for writers to develop their teaching skills with feedback and support from Spread the Word throughout the process. In 2024-25 we are looking to run up to 7 workshops starting in June 2024 with the final one in February 2025.

The programme is open to applications from London-based writers who meet the following criteria: 

  • Aged 18+; 

  • Full-time London resident; 

  • Has had some creative work published, but not necessarily a full-length project; 

  • Writing fiction or non-fiction prose; 

  • Has not previously taught a creative writing workshop; 

  • From one or more of these backgrounds underrepresented in UK publishing: Black, Asian and Global Majority; deaf and disabled, LGBTQIA+, from a lower socio-economic background, working class upbringing. 

Tutors will be paid £250 for a two-hour creative writing workshop. This is inclusive of planning time and a follow up short evaluation. If successful, our goal is to offer further opportunities to the tutors. 

How to Apply

In order to apply you will need to attend or watch a Zoom seminar run by Bobby Nayyar, Spread the Word’s programme manager, on Tuesday 16 April, 7pm-8.30pm.

The session will have BSL interpretation and will be recorded. Please sign up for it here:

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Don’t worry if you cannot attend the live session. Please sign up anyway and we will send you a link to the recording. Please let us know if you have any access requirements. 

Applications will open Tuesday 16 April and close on Tuesday 30 April. We aim to be in touch will all applicants by Monday 13 May. The Submittable links to apply are here:

You can apply in writing only here, or you can apply with audio or video here.

If you have any questions, please contact Bobby Nayyar on [email protected].


Published: 19 March 2024