Over the years Simon has done a lot of mentoring work with budding poets in the West Midlands and helped some of them to be published for the first time. If you’ve made a start on getting work into magazines or are simply keen for some guidance and think you might benefit from Simon’s mentoring then get in touch.
Mentoring usually costs £20 an hour and can be a one-off discussion at a place mutually agreed or a longer considered period of engagement with feedback, suggestions for improvement, reading lists, assignments and so forth.
How does it work? Approach Simon in the first place through email or by phone for a chat: 01691 831463.
Simon also offers a reading service where you can get some honest but helpful feedback on your poetry with suggestions of what you might do better/ next.
Send no more than 6 pages of work to Simon with a brief letter of introduction, SAE and a cheque for £25 to 2, Ferndale, Pant, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9QD. Expect a response within 3 weeks.
Workshops can be arranged for schools, colleges, arts venues, galleries, museums, countryside organisations, indoors or outdoors. Get in touch if you fancy a writing session with an experienced and sympathetic poet.
Simon was excellent to work with during the whole process, from getting on board with our ideas at the start to delivering new and interesting sessions on the ground. The work produced at the end by the participants was of such good quality that we published a book – ‘Reflections, new writings on the Meres and Mosses’. This was in large part due to Simon’s excellent tutelage.
Simon was always amenable, professional and delivered to our tight deadline – a pleasure to work with.
Luke Neil, Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Contact Simon about the services he offers.