I’m Katie, creative writer, scribbler and workshop tutor/facilitator
I am a skilled Arts Project Manager with over 15 years experience in managing events, performances and projects across Leicester and Leicestershire. In 2013 I refocused my career to concentrate on my passion for writing and set up Write Mindful.
I deliver creative writing workshops, writing for well-being, writing for relaxation & writing for mindfulness sessions as well as delivering community writing projects across the county. Ongoing work includes, a monthly Writing for Mindfulness group held on the last friday of the month & Writing for Wellbeing and Mental Health sessions funded by Time for Change.
In June 2017 I managed the Air Raid Shelter Stories HLF funded project at Granby Primary School. Pupils at the school recorded the memories of former pupils who attended Granby during World War II. You can find out more here.
My WIP is a series of children’s books for 7-12 year olds and I’m currently in the middle of a huge rewrite! I also scribble short stories & submit to competitions – having had one published locally in Leicester as part of an anthology for KLIC – 10 stories 10 writers.
I am a keen participant in the Leicester writing scene, attending events and courses when I can. I have currently undertaken an “Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing” course with the Professional Writing Academy and more recently “Writing for End of Life Care” with Helen Stockton. I am a member of Lapidus, an article published on why I write was featured in their Spring Journal 2018.
I am an Associate Artist for Beauty and Utility Arts – a social enterprise working with older people on creative and wellbeing projects. You can read about the good work we do here.
When i’m not scribbling in my journal or tapping away at my keyboard you can find me reading or procrastinating on facebook. I’m also a proud mum of one beautiful & bonkers 8 year old girl .