Events: Summer/Autumn 2024 

Booking details for each in person event below. Scroll to end for  online events

ARVON FOUNDATION residential week 7-12th October, Totleigh Barton, Devon. Sean will be with Tania Hershman exploring Magic, Realism and all that lies Between 


Tuesday 11th June 6.30-9.30pm: THE HISTORY QUILL. I'll be running a three hour workshop on how to capture sense of place in historical fiction. For details of how to join this event, go to  

Tuesday 23rd July 7-9pm: Marvellous and Impossible Things An online workshop with Tania Hershmn and Sean Lusk - a taster for our Arvon course in magical realism 7th to 12th October 


Online, 18th April, with Elaine Chiew and Ben Hinshaw discussing thew short story. Link with further info and to book here: 

Recent events: Spring 2024 

7th March 2024 at Leyburn Arts Centre, North Yorks 2.15pm


11-16th March 2024 (for FREE place read on!) 

Join poet Jo Bell and me, together with novelist C E McGill 11-16th March 2024 at the Arvon Foundation's The Hurst for a fun, experimental and possibly transgressive week for poets and prose writers alike on writing from history. Two concessions available at £689 plus one entirely FREE place! (for details see below). To book go to:

For the FREE place email me directly at by Feb 29th briefly explaining how you are eligible (no financial details necessary), why you'd like to come on this particular course, and what it would mean for your writing. I’m deliberately not being more specific about what “underrepresented community” might mean, I will leave that to each applicant to explain. Please do apply if you’re eligible - and spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in this opportunity! 

Upcoming events: Summer 2024 

Look out HERE for events around the UK to mark the publication of A WOMAN OF OPINION. Announcements soon.