Carolyn is an experienced teacher across a number of disciplines. Previously a piano teacher, she also taught film studies to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Queen’s University of Belfast from 2002-4, then at the University of Sunderland from 2005-2009.

Her teaching practice in the field of creative writing covers a wide range of age groups, cultural backgrounds, and literature organisations. She has taught in prisons, mental health institutions, schools, libraries, and has mentored school teachers, healthcare professionals, poets, novelists, radio dramatists, short story writers, and screenwriters. At Northumbria University she was Programme Leader for the Degree in English and Creative Writing throughout 2009-2011. She is currently a tutor for the Poetry School and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she supervises PhD students and teaches on the prestigious MLitt and MFA programmes for Creative Writing.

Carolyn regularly mentor and consults on works on progress, helping new writers achieve their goals. For more information please email carolynjesscooke [a] iCloud [dot] com