Teaching & Events
For five years he was a tutor and then co-director of the undergraduate and postgraduate writing programme at the University of Manchester. He has also been a writing fellow at Leeds University, a visiting lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University and, since September 2009, Associate Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University College, on the BA in English & Writing.
He has tutored 12 creative writing courses for the Arvon Foundation, run evening classes for the former Borders Bookshop and one-off writing workshops for literature festivals, libraries and writers’ groups.
His work with school-age children has included tutoring a one-week residential course for a group of sixth-formers, running an extra-curricular course for Year 12 students leading to a performance of their work at a festival, and two series of journalism workshops for 7-11 and 13-17 year olds.
Martyn's teaching commitments are focused on young people in secondary schools and colleges, from Year 7 to undergraduate level. Since Flip‘s publication he has visited more than 30 schools to give to give talks and readings and/or to run creative-writing workshops.
Martyn is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education and has public liability insurance and a current certificate of enhanced disclosure from the CRB. His fees are in line with those recommended by the Society of Authors.
If your school or organisation is interested in arranging a visit from Martyn please get in touch via Liz Scott at:
Liz Scott PR & Marketing
07879 640 222/0161 928 4540
Cathy Hawkings, Great Baddow High School, Chelmsford
Ms A.S., after a visit to Guiseley School, Leeds
Lorraine Gill, Literacy Lead, Hethersett High School, Norfolk
Susan Fowler, Librarian, Pudsey Grangefield School, Leeds
Rita Lister, Librarian, Royds School, Oulton, Leeds