Eleanor Penny is an experienced creative writing teacher, giving workshops and lessons for seasoned writers, absolute beginners, and everyone in between.
She has taught with leading cultural organisations including the Poetry School, the Barbican Centre, Museum of London: Docklands and The Midnight Run.
She leads workshops as part of poetry podcast Bedtime Stories for the End of the World; teaching some of the UK’s top poets and its most exciting emerging writers.
She is a member of the Society of Authors (SoA) and the National Institute for Writers in Education (NAWE).
She offers group workshops, as well as private tutoring & manuscript reviews for poets and fiction writers. See below for a variety of flexible teaching options. For bookings and enquiries, please use the Contact Form.
“Eleanor Penny is a writer and facilitator of great imagination, skill and versatility. Her workshops are unique for their ability to transgress social barriers, to bring poetry to the places it is most needed. As the founder of Bedtime Stories for the End of the World she brings a sense of history, myth and the arcane, building bridges between original narratives and contemporary culture. I cannot recommend her highly enough. ”
– Joelle Taylor.
“Eleanor’s workshops blend a fun, inventive approach to learning with a precise attention to craft and technique. She creates a welcoming atmosphere where everyone feels able to explore, experiment and share new ideas. She gives detailed, thoughtful feedback that helps deepen your understanding of your own work, and challenge it to grow to the next level.”
– Inua Ellams
Engaging, accessible creative workshops for schools and other organisations on a wide range of themes and topics. Suitable for groups of between 3 and 30 participants, ages 11 and up.
Half-day (10am-1pm): £250
Full-day (10am-5pm): £450
2.5-hour one-on-one sessions (in person or via Zoom). The session includes detailed feedback on up to 250 lines of poetry or 3000 words of prose per session; personalised writing & editing exercises; mentoring.
1 session: £150
3 sessions: £400
Detailed written feedback on your work. Hone individual poems, prepare your pamphlet or sample for submission or publication.
Up to 30 x 40 line poems (1200 lines total): £300
Up to 10,000 words fiction: £500
More options are available for different styles of workshop and longer manuscripts, flexible to the needs of the client or organisation.