Dawdling down dark paths, getting lost in tangled woods, leaping onto pavement cracks, then home again.
Hi there, nice to meet you! I’m Jen (or Bee) a writer, crafter, & educator based in Calderdale. I am a specialist in creative writing practice and praxis, folklore and the literary geographies of Rochdale (you can read about my PhD research here: WritingRochdale.wordpress.com). If you’re interested in my academic research and work you can find that here: jenbee.me.uk.
I facilitate writing sessions every few months with Touchstones Creative Writing Group in Rochdale (all welcome!). And run creative writing sessions for all ages and abilities in Manchester and Calderdale. Contact me via my other website here if you are interested in my professional writing and teaching services: www.jenbee.me.uk
The blog has bits of my own creative writing, ponderings, attempts at learning new things, crafting, and photography. I tend to find stories in all sorts of places – cities, towns, villages, treetop dwellings, drifting on the waterways. (There may well be a bit of sci-fi/fantasy/horror geekery from time to time too.)
This website used to be one project – a wildlife inspired writing space – but it’s changed. (Although my favourite bit of feedback from when I ran outdoor family writing sessions is still this: “I liked writing stories because I want to be an author when I’m older”. Ace.)
(The birds design is by the talented Jo Lowes of All About Me Designs.)