Creative Writing with Sarah Hymas

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Sarah Hymas

Since 2008  Sarah Hymas has been operating the French House Party's annual Creative Writing Course.

Described as an “ingeniously clever creative writing tutor” by past participant Rick Beech, Sarah ‘s trademark innovative “games with words” are, of course, no such thing; as Rick says, each one is “a mind manipulation intent on making one use imagination  and freedom of expression.”

The praise pours in every year.  “Life-changing” is an oft-used term. Some clients return again and again. Recently one of them - whose former university tutor was Man Booker prize-winner Anne Enright - delivered the ultimate plaudit to Sarah:   “She's one of the greatest tutors I’ve had the pleasure to know,” he said.

About Sarah

Sarah, who lives near Morecambe in the UK, has published poetry, short stories, plays and a libretto for an opera. She is a writing coach and has conducted writing workshops and courses in a variety of settings - including schools and universities - for almost 20 years.

She is a co-founder of the Writing Smithy, a mentoring and manuscript appraisal service for writers, and works for the poetry publisher Arc Publications, where she promotes new titles from poets from other countries, including Iceland, Turkey and Burma.

Sarah is also a past winner of the prestigious Arvon Foundation “Six-Word Short Story” Prize and in 2013 her poetry collection "Lune" was runner-up in the Sabotage pamphlet awards.
For more information and samples of Sarah's work, see Echo Soundings:

2013: Writing session in a shady spot in the garden.
Lunch break!
Wine-tasting with our expert Alison aids creativity!
Out to dinner at local restaurant.
Bastille Day fireworks Carcassonne. We went!

Next Creative Writing Course



Sarah's next 6-day Creative Writing course will be in June, 2015. Exact dates to be confirmed.

Video: Creative Writing Course 2011