Everybody has a story to tell and this is ours...
Sarah and Andrew’s incurable enthusiasm and genuine interest in people’s life stories stems from their work origins in hospitality. They first met whilst working at a quirky bistro in downtown Cardiff, sometime in the 1990s. They lost touch when both ex-patriated from their native Wales via adventures and misadventures
in the Middle East, Far East, France, Scotland, the West of England
and East Anglia.
The more positive aspects of social media meant they re-united and now work together with their complementary skills on Write to Remember to support and guide creative life-writing,creative journalling and poetry.
Sarah is a published author and freelance writer, workshop/course facilitator for both adults and children. These courses started as workshops back in Aberdeen in 2010; their popularity has grown each year. In 2019, Write to Remember workshops sold out at the Audacious Women Festival and the Luminate Festival and translated successfully online during lockdown. The wellbeing aspect has proved popular in 2022 with folk referred by the NHS.
Sarah holds a BA (Hons) in Communication and an MLitt in Creative Writing. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing (narrative non-fiction/memoir)at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
She has shelved work on her first novel and collection of short stories in order to focus on studying but still works with Andrew on new and inventive ways to get people writing and supporting their creative well-being.
In her free time, she walks, swims, cooks SE Asian food and enjoys a kitchen disco.
A qualified teacher and freelance writer, Andrew has also worked as a content writer, blogger and editor. His cross-curricular teaching project for an online education resource provider earned the place of finalist for both Bett and ERA Awards. His teaching resources, poetry & stories for children have been translated into multiple languages and used worldwide.
He has written for several publications including Suffolk and Norfolk Life Magazine,
BBC Radio in Schools and TES. As well as Education, Andrew has studied Fine Art, Applied Art and Art History and has a passion for creating and using art as a means of communication, particularly in the context of creative non-fiction.
He has many works in progress at the moment and when he is not working with Sarah on their forthcoming book, he is creating and exhibiting his artwork, writing or exploring East Anglia and collecting old vinyl with his son.
Sarah and Andrew both have enhanced DBS and hold public liability insurance.
Our vision is to enable your telling of your life stories, documenting incredible experiences and social history through your eyes, within a fun, supportive and inclusive environment.
Write to Remember focusses on the craft and development of creative life-writing within a supportive and non-judgmental environment. We help writers hone their skills and confidence, engaging with their stories and enabling them to share with others if they choose.
The process of writing and externalising experiences on to the page can be empowering and cathartic; we understand, however, that some memories may be painful and we do urge our writers to seek suitable professional help if this is the case.