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Courses offered by Heather Dyer include:

  • Creative Thinking for Researchers
  • Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation (one-to-one consultations and group workshops)
  • Writing Creative Non-fiction: telling true stories descriptively
  • How to Teach Creative Writing in Schools

Heather has a doctorate in the psychology of creativity, is an award-winning author and has extensive experience in teaching both academic writing and creative writing.

As an RLF Consultant Fellow, Heather delivers academic writing workshops for doctoral students and co-teaches on residential writing retreats for academics. She also offers one-to-one sessions to doctoral researchers, helping them clarify their original contribution, find their writing ‘voice’, and structure their material. She is particularly interested in applying creative thinking techniques to academic research projects.

Heather has also designed, taught and assessed nine different writing courses for the University of Bristol, Aberystwyth University and the Open College of the Arts. One of these courses was shortlisted for the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) award; external examiners described student feedback as ‘superlative’. Workshops are lively. They involve pair and group work, games, individual feedback and class discussions. Participants will gain confidence and learn a range of new techniques which they can apply to future projects.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, books, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: Postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, immersives, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations, online community commentaries
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, children’s fiction, copywriter, journalist, novelist
Location: Wales
Availability for travel: International
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