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Courses offered by Catherine O’Flynn include:

  • Controlling the flow: writing what you mean and meaning what you write
  • Declutter your writing: reveal the argument, remove the debris
  • Oblique strategies – novel approaches to your thesis
  • Effective editing from line to chapter

Catherine O’Flynn is an award-winning British novelist published in over 20 countries. She is a Folio Prize Academy member and one of the human rights organisation Liberty’s Writers at Liberty. In addition, Catherine is a regular panelist on Radio 4’s Saturday Review. Her short stories, essays and reviews have appeared in Granta, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent and on BBC Radio.

Catherine was RLF Writing Fellow at the University of Warwick (2016-18) working with students from first year to PhD, as well as members of staff. She taught adults for many years as an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher and has also run writing workshops in a range of settings. Prior to the publication of her first novel Catherine did a variety of jobs including web editor, box office assistant, record shop manager, civil servant, post woman and mystery shopper. She draws upon these experiences both in her writing and in her teaching.

Catherine enjoys helping others to build confidence in their writing. Her style is engaging and accessible. She loathes flip charts and will never ask you to use one.

Discipline areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, online communication, letters and emails
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, children’s fiction, novelist
Location: Midlands
Availability for travel: International
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