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ABOUT

Claire was born in Edinburgh and now lives in the South West of England, on the Welsh border. She specialises in nurturing creative writing, both as craft and for wellbeing. Claire loves city and country life.

WRITING & READINGS

Claire has had four poetry books published. She writes poetry, prose and performance-based work. Readings of poetry and prose take place nationwide and internationally. She’s a member of The Spoke writing workshop, based in Bristol.

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MENTORING & WORKSHOPS

Claire offers one-to-one mentoring for writers at all stages in their development and facilitates workshops in both creative and community settings, such as Welsh National Opera, NHS, Poetry Society, Bristol Plays Music.

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LECTURING & RESEARCH

Claire has been Programme Leader of Metanoia Institute’s MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes since 2011. She’s researching ‘Writing the 21st Century Bereavement Novel’ at Cardiff University, amongst other projects.

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