Alison Chisholm is an award-winning Poet who has had over 600 poems published in magazines, anthologies and eight collections.  Alison has also had her work broadcast by BBC Radio Network Northwest /Channel 4 TV.


Alison has written textbooks on aspects of creative writing and the Writers' Bureau poetry correspondence course, for which she is the tutor.  She teaches creative writing and writing poetry in Adult Education, gives talks and readings, adjudicates competitions and is poetry correspondent for 'Writing Magazine' and 'Writers' News.'


Alison has been Course Leader for 'Relax & Write' at various venues in the UK and in Spain for Malaga Workshops and her popular courses 'Write About What You Know' are very well attended.

Simon Hall is an author of detective fiction and a BBC Television Crime Correspondent, based in the South West of England. He lectures at Exeter University on careers in media. He gives talks and runs Creative Writing Courses. He has written for a number of newspapers, magazines and worked in the UK, Europe and Ireland before settling in Devon.

Simon's courses for 'Relax & Write' will help you Plan and Publish your novel. He is also Course Leader in Torquay on his speciality 'Writing Crime,' helping you create villains and add red herrings to your plot.  

Simon Whaley is an award-winning writer and bestselling author.  His travel articles have appeared in publications such as BBC Countryfile, Heritage, British Heritage (USA) The Observer, and many other magazines in the UK and USA.

Simon has written ten non-fiction books, his first, '100 Ways for a Dog to train its Human' sold over 226,000 copies and spent 4 weeks on the UK bestseller lists.  He is tutor for Writers' Bureau.  He has regular columns in The New Writer and contributed to Writers' Forum,  Writing Magazine and Writers' News.

Simon's courses are informal and fun. 

Kate Walker is a well known Harlequin Mills & Boon author, having published 63 titles for them in the UK and USA.  She is also the author of 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance.  Kate's workshops can be adapted to any form of romantic fiction, and

'Relax & Write' plan weekend courses, two part courses and retreats, so that you can benefit from her expertise in this genre.

Stephen Wade is a multi-published freelance writer, author of 70 books on true crime (modern and historical), genealogy, military history, biography and poetry.  He has taught English and Creative Writing for over 25 years and currently lectures part-time at Hull University.  He has contributed to Writing Magazine, most Family History magazines, and many journals.

Della Galton is a prolific writer of short stories in the UK and Abroad. She teaches all aspects of writing. Her courses are interactive and informal and you be given plenty of time to write and receive constructive feedback on your work

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