Gemma Seltzer

I enjoy finding new ways to share my writing and reach readers.

My stories have been performed, projected and published. They've been abandoned in random places, crafted into bunting, and referenced in academic papers.

I hold writing workshops focusing on the short story, my love of mornings and bringing writing from the page into real life. 

I'm a NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education) and Society of Authors member, with public liability insurance and DBS certificate.

Regular events in 2019

Ongoing: Write & Shine - Start your day with a burst of creativity! Join our programme of morning writing workshops taking place in peaceful London locations & online. I host these sessions, guiding the group through a range of inspiring exercises to prompt new writing. Open to all.

Selected past events

10 March 2018: Creative Facilitation Training - supporting emerging artists to teach creative sessions to older adults. Roundhouse, London.

16 October 2017: Reading from Speak to Strangers - part of Trigger Conversations' first birthday event. London.

September 2017: Writing workshop - facilitating session focusing on the benefits that creative writing brings to professional working lives. Better Bankside, London.

21 August 2017: Moving In project - guest artist joining others creative facilitators living, working & making creative moments in a care home. Gateshead.

20 May 2017: Off the Page - seminar about about digital literature, participatory arts projects, poetry films, social media fiction and writing for radio. Newcastle Writing Conference.

7 March 2017: Creative writing lecture - focusing on my practice and ways to share ideas, stories and poems beyond the printed page. Northumbria University.

2 March 2017: The Hand Museum - a participatory project and collaboration between a writer, dancer and photographer. Wellcome Collection Reading Room, London.

1 December 2016 onwards: Creative Befriending - ongoing programme with Age UK Bromley & Greenwich, linking local artists to older adults living alone. London.

23 November 2016: Sleep 2016 - writer in residence at international hotel design exhibition. London.