Courses offered by Esther Selsdon include:

  • Style and structure in essay writing
  • My research project – how to begin
  • Speed summaries and powerful paraphrasing
  • Impact statements
  • How to describe what I do (for visual artists)
  • Dynamic storytelling – retaining your audience

About Esther

Esther is an award-winning novelist, journalist and travel writer. Having worked as a criminal defence barrister, translator and circus performer, she has gone on to write for most of the UK’s broadsheet newspapers as well as American and German Vogue. She has won the BBC Write Out Loud award as well as the Latin American travel writers’ award and Waterstones’ Book of the Month. She has ghost written for celebrities and obscurities and is the author of over 20 books including the best-selling HarperCollins Guide to Letter Writing.

Esther was the RLF Fellow at the University of Westminster until 2012, after which she was invited to run follow-up workshops at Westminster as well as at University College London, Chelsea College of Arts, University College Hospital and the Institute of Education. Her workshops often focus on the intersection between academic study and professional practice and, in this context, she has worked as a consultant for LSE, writing impact reports that demonstrate the institution’s international reach and effectiveness. Esther’s workshops are flexible and responsive and always aim to answer each participant’s individual needs.

Discipline areas: Arts, Humanities
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, letters and emails, books
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), international students
Activities: Workshops, immersives, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Biographer, journalist, novelist
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International