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Wednesday Writers open mic (via Zoom!) 28th April 7.30pm


“I wrote a short story during the workshop that was in direct response to Gaynor’s prompts. It was accepted by a magazine I love the first time I submitted it”

I spent years working in education prior to writing, leading all sorts of workshops and activities. I’m thrilled to be able to apply that knowledge and experience to writing workshops and aim to make all of my workshops friendly, inclusive and enjoyable. I’ve been a first reader for short story competitions including the Brighton Prize and Cambridge Prize, have been a guest editor for Ellipsis Zine and judged the Retreat West quarterly flash fiction competition in June 2020.

Upcoming Workshops:

The Art of the Micro 19th September 11am Retreat West Online Flash Festival

Past Workshops:

Go Weird or Go Home, Didsbury Arts Festival

Fast Fiction, Burnley Literary Festival

Go Weird or Go Home, Manchester


Gaynor is one of the most supportive writers in the writing community

A natural workshop host 

Practical advice and heartfelt encouragement

It was a warm, nurturing environment and I felt I could share my writing and get good honest feedback 

I got loads of usable material from the workshop and some great advice 

A really professional, supportive instructor

A perfect theme that really delivered. The writing prompts were inspiring and we packed so much into 2 hours. 

Gaynor shared tips for creating unique work that were new to me, plus original and effective ideas to make a story stand out 

Gaynor’s Go Weird or Go Home workshop was brilliant – a great theme and excellent content. Her presentation was warm, witty and encouraging

An all round worthwhile experience for writers at any level

Hugely inspiring, funny and supportive

Thank you for helping me see what I couldn’t see

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