Brighton Inkhead

Zoë Bolton biography

Zoë Bolton is an experienced secondary school English teacher specialising in Creative Writing.
In 2009, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at UEA, where she received the Malcolm
Bradbury Memorial Bursary, and worked on a collection of short stories set on the remote island
of Okinoerabu in Japan. Zoë has facilitated creative writing workshops for a wide range of groups
including Inkhead, several schools and the mental health charity, MIND. She has recently moved
to Brighton and is excited about the opportunity to teach creative writing here amongst the sea
air!

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Testimonials

Happiness at the end of the first session

My eight year old son finds handwriting very difficult and has developed a lot of anxiety around writing. As an avid reader he is extremely interested in stories, and often talks of writing books to publish, however due to his anxiety he has always struggled to develop his stories.  After being initially hesitant to go, he was literally skipping with happiness at the end of the first session and demanding that he goes back the next day. Zoe was able to show him how he could develop his ideas in a relaxed environment, which in turn has translated to him being happier to try writing.

Isaac Green's Mum

Tom and Arch have had a ball this week and just loved Inkhead

"Well, I am not altogether sure how Zoe did it (am thinking witchcraft or somesuch) but Tom and Arch have had a ball this week and just loved Inkhead. Archie has really struggled with writing and I could almost weep at him coming home so enthused! Not sure whether it's a threat or a promise, but he told Zoe this morning that he'll be back in the summer. Anyway, thank you both for all the hard work. I really appreciate it.", 

Mother of Tom and Arch

No doubt she will be back!

The first thing my daughter said to me when I picked her up was ‘please can I come back in the summer?’ I think this speaks for itself. Not only did she enjoy the workshop but she left having learned new skills and new vocabulary, gained confidence in her writing, found the teacher very nice and interesting, made new friends and had a thoroughly enjoyable morning! No doubt she will be back!”

Estelle