Courses offered by Caron Freeborn include:
- In tune with words: transferable writing skills for music therapists
- Referee! Academic writing made easy(ish)
- Packing a punch: improve clarity with sentence types and punctuation
- Dissing the academy: dissertation and thesis planning
Caron has worked for twenty years at university level – for Cambridge University, the Open University and now Anglia Ruskin – teaching English Literature and Creative Writing. She has taught undergraduates and postgraduates, and has worked with mature students, the gifted, students with additional requirements and those with English as an additional language. Caron has run workshops from the Women & Words festival to the U3A. In 2014, she was awarded Senior Membership of the Higher Education Authority, and has just handed in her PhD thesis. She was an RLF fellow 2009-2012, and has recently completed an additional year.
She had two novels published by Abacus (Three Blind Mice and Prohibitions) and now concentrates on poetry; her first collection, Georges Perec is my hero, came out in 2015. Caron is also experienced at writing academic papers and education journalism. In addition, she performs her poetry live and often hosts Open Mics.
Caron’s teaching is known for being lively, stimulating and effective. She has been shortlisted for four consecutive years for the student-nominated Made a Difference awards at Anglia Ruskin University, and in 2016, won in the Most Excellent Module category, for her creation of, and teaching on, the Writing Poetry module.