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Our Tutors

We have highly qualified and experienced tutors, who will guide you through the course, including:


Oisín McGann

Oisín McGann works full time as an author and illustrator. He has written and illustrated forty-five books for children and young adults, including the Mad Grandad series and The Wildenstern Saga and A Short, Hopeful Guide to Climate Change.

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Molly Ellson

Molly Ellson holds a First Class Honours degree in English Literature and has written for the likes of Dean Street Press. She is currently a shadow writer and content writer. She was also the assistant editor and a contributing writer at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Molly loves to share her passion for language […]

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Aylish Dowsett

Aylish is a creative writing graduate from Macquarie University and is currently undertaking her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Sydney. Aylish works at The Writers’ Studio and The Writing Quarter as a creative writing tutor online. Originally from the UK, Aylish is a writer of fantasy fiction, but loves to experiment across […]

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Emma Pass

Emma Pass is the award-winning author of fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, ACID, won the North East Teenage Book Award and was picked by YALSA as a Top Ten Amazing Audiobook for 2015. Both ACID and her second novel, The Fearless, were nominated for the Carnegie Medal. The Fearless won the Concorde Book […]

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Emma Read

Emma Read is a children’s author and creative writing mentor and tutor. Her debut novel for young readers, Milton the Mighty, was one of The Times’ Best Children’s Books of 2019. It also won the N. Somerset Teachers Award and was shortlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award. Other published works include short stories and […]

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Rebecca D’Arcy

Dr. Rebecca D’Arcy received her PhD in English literature in 2016. She has published academic essays in journals including Postcolonial Text and Irish Studies Review. She has also had prose fiction published in Tir nÓg literary magazine, and The Martello magazine. Rebecca’s poetry has appeared in The Blue Nib literary magazine and she is currently […]

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Jim Hall

Jim is a writer, educator, and support worker. His published work includes: Upon Arrival, Drop Your Cool (2014), Boy (2015), and ELSEWHERE (forthcoming). He has served as writer-in-residence for various schools and University settings, in which he curated, edited and published anthologies of creative writing by new writers, many of whom had previously never put […]

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Tyler Paterson

Tyler Paterson is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of New Hampshire, and is a graduate of Second City Chicago. His work has appeared in over 90 publications worldwide including The Saturday Evening Post, The Forge Literary Magazine, The Dalhousie Review, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and Fresh Ink. […]

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Lucie Brownlee

Dr Lucie Brownlee is an award-winning writer, researcher, and creative writing tutor. Her Sunday Times best-seller Life After You was chosen for the Richard and Judy Bookclub and adapted for television. Her novel The Mother made the final four in Mslexia’s Novel Competition 2020 and she is a Northern Writers’ Award for Fiction winner for […]

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Luisa Plaja

Luisa Plaja is the author of several novels for young adults as well as non-fiction, educational books and short stories published by Penguin Random House, Hachette and Raintree, among others. She has also published novels under more than one pen name. Luisa has a passion for stories and words, with a background in dictionary editing, […]

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Nikki Sheehan

Nikki Sheehan is an author, journalist, mentor and teacher. She has published three novels for young adults, short stories, one biography and two picture books. Her first adult novel is forthcoming. She has also written poetry, advertising copy, subtitles and a TV comedy script. Nikki has been shortlisted for, and won many awards, including being […]

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Kerry Hadley-Pryce

Kerry Hadley-Pryce is the editor of The Blackcountryman magazine. Her first novel, The Black Country, published by Salt Publishing in 2015, was part of her MA Creative Writing, for which she gained a distinction and was awarded the Michael Schmidt Prize for Outstanding Achievement 2013–14. She has had several short stories published in various anthologies […]

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Eileen Casey

Eileen Casey is a poet, fiction writer and journalist and holds an M.Phil in Creative Writing. Her work is widely published in outlets such as The Moth, Verbal Arts Magazine, County Lines: Portrait of a County (New Island); The Ulster Tatler, Ice (Pighog Press), The Irish Times, The Jelly Bucket, The Coffee House, among others. […]

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Olive O’Brien

Olive O’Brien is an author and publisher. Olive has published three children’s books, Perry the Playful Polar Bear, Perry the Polar Bear Goes Green and Eco Zico. She has also published a children’s book app for the iPad. She has a Masters in Journalism and previously worked as a features writer and news reporter at […]

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