Sarah Maclennan teaches creative writing for Liverpool John Moores University and The Open University. She has run freelance writing workshops for Wirral Mind, Merseycare Trust, Everyman Youth Theatre, The Bluecoat, Orrell Park Over 50s Group amongst others. She is the Reader in Residence for Halewood Library, and judged the Knowsley Libraries Creative Writing Competition in 2008.
She has been published in Orbis, In The Red, Poetry Pool, The Doghouse Book of Ballads, Nerve and The Reader. In 2006 she was short-listed for the Nothing Rhymes With Poets Competition and won the Poetry in the City competition.
"Thank you for all your work on this project I have been very impressed by your adaptability and the quality from the feedback of the sessions from the groups and yourself. Hopefully we will be able to work together again"
- Outreach Manager, The Bluecoat
"Outstanding. Brought everyone in the group into life and left them feeling safe to share. Sarah was brilliant.
Simply a splendid experience!"
- Wirral Mind
"The children experienced an exciting lesson where they had the opportunity to make up poems about food"
- Lister Infant School
"I enjoyed this course SO MUCH! Most of that though is down to having a very good and supportive tutor, who I felt really was interested and committed, and not just thinking about the paycheck at the end of the month. Sarah also really loves and cares about the subject. I haven't come across a teacher so inspiring since two of my English teachers at High School, who also had a lot of faith in me and my writing when I didn't have any myself."
- Open University Student
"The teenagers all enjoyed the sessions and found it a really worthwhile experience"
- Halewood College