Our Teachers

    Tymek Woodham

    Tymek Woodham has been an English and Creative Writing tutor since 2014. He is currently finishing his PhD thesis at University College London, writing about American poetry in the twentieth century. Over the last few years, he has kept himself busy editing the literary journal Moveable Type, spending time as a Visiting Scholar at Yale University in the United States, teaching at various London universities and compiling his first poetry collection, A Puddle of Skin. Tymek has tutoring experience with all age groups, including but not limited to the 9+, the 11+, GCSE and A Level exams, the Cambridge ELAT and undergraduate level study.

        Caroline Druitt

        Caroline Druitt is a poet and writer living in London. She is completing an MA at Goldsmiths in Creative and Life writing alongside her work as a yoga teacher and facilitator of well-being and creative workshops. She is an advocate for the benefits of creativity and leads classes in a number of different settings. She teaches creative writing workshops for students at the University of the Arts and Imperial College London has worked with secondary school students at Washwood Heath Academy and with primary school age through Anchor Tutors. She runs tailored sessions for the workplace with clients including PA Consulting and Tara Bernard & Partners. Her poems have been commissioned by Apples and Snakes and published by Trope and the Little Stone Journal. She is currently working on her first collection.

            Zoë Bolton

            Zoë Bolton is a short story writer and graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at UEA, where she received the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Bursary. She has facilitated creative writing workshops forschools across Norfolk and Dorset, for the mental health charity MINDand the Norfolk and Norwich Blind Association. Zoë has a wealth of experience of working with young people with complex needs; she has taught English in schools for 10 years and relishes the opportunity to bring creativity into the classroom.

                Louise Pearce

                Inkhead founder Louise Pearce writer, journalist, editor and critiques novels for a publishing company. She has been writing fiction for 15 years and in 2005 completed an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College where she worked on a novel. She set up inkhead in January 2006, devising writing exercises and courses to show children how to write fiction. She has been teaching creative writing in schools and privately since 2006 and is an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing for the Open University.

                    Emma Gosnell

                    Emma has a BA in English language and literature from St Anne’s College, Oxford, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism from City University. She worked as a features editor on The Sunday Telegraph for 14 years and continues to write and edit on a freelance basis. She loves writing and singing songs, and performs in a band.

                        Max Wilkinson

                        Max is a playwright from London. He’s had plays professionally produced at the King’s Head Theatre, Theatre 503,The Platform Theatre, the Courtyard, The White Bear and many others across London. He’s also collaborated abroad with The Wooster Group in New York, The English Theatre Berlin and at home with the British Museum (Shakespeare Staging The World) as a dramaturg and performer. He was recently commissioned by the Lyric Hammersmith in July as part of theirDevelopment Lab Programme and shortlisted for the Papatango Prize for New Writing. He studied playwriting at Central Saint Martin and has a place on Goldsmith’s MA Programme (Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance).

                            Gemma Reeves

                            Gemma Reeves graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University with distinction, and also holds an MA in Twentieth-Century Literature from Goldsmiths University. She has been teaching for over a decade in mainstream schools and alternative education provisions, specialising in Creative Writing and GCSE English. She is also an academic mentor for charities who work with underserved inner-city schools. She has extensive experience co-writing and ghostwriting non-fiction books and journalism, and has written children’s storybooks for Nickelodeon. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize, and the Bridport Prize.

                            Gemma’s first novel, Victoria Park, will be published by Atlantic Books in January 2021. She’s been working for Inkhead since 2017.

                                Nikki Sage

                                Nikki is a writer and recent graduate from Goldsmiths’ MA in Creative & Life Writing, for which she received a Distinction. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Theology from the University of Cambridge. Following graduation, she taught Religious Studies as a secondary school teacher before pursuing employment in Communications/Copywriting and finally, returning to study and write full time. She is a writer of narrative non-fiction as well as fiction, and is currently working on her first novel. In 2019, she was shortlisted for Creative Future Writers’ award for her short story, The Lady in the Pond. She has seen publication for personal essays and her thoughts on Love Island in Conker Magazine and Bustle, respectively.