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.
Sarah is a published author and freelance writer, workshop facilitator for both adults and children and teaches creative life-writing for Edinburgh Adult Education. 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 have translated successfully online.
Sarah holds a BA (Hons) in Communication and an MLitt in Creative Writing.She has deferred her PhD in Creative Writing (auto-fiction)at the University of Aberdeen due to the pandemic.
She is working on her first novel and collection of short stories as well as with Andrew on new and inventive ways to get people writing. In her free time, she walks her rescue mutt, swims (sea in summer, pool in winter), cooks SE Asian food and snoozes by the fire. She is very keen to get back in the classroom when all this is better.
A qualified teacher and freelance writer, Andrew has also worked as a content writer, blogger and editor for an online education resource website. His cross-curricular teaching project earned the place of finalist for both Bett and ERA Awards. His teaching resources, poetry & stories for children have been translated into several languages and used worldwide.
He has written for several publications including Suffolk and Norfolk Life Magazine,
BBC Radio in Schools and TES. Having studied Fine Art and Applied Art, Art History and Art & Design he has a passion for creating and using art as a means of communication. Particularly for creative non-fiction.
Andrew has (too) many works in progress at the moment including a book on creative journalling in collaboration with Sarah.
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.