James is a multi-disciplinary writer who has published plays, poetry, non-fiction and art criticism. His collaborations with artists, classical composers and photographers, create unique projects that blend together artistic practice and the written word. He has produced poetry for the English National Ballet, a Libretto for the English National Opera and has written several novels.
He is an experienced workshop leader and has practical experience guiding students through the creative process. With extensive knowledge of writing and working in the industry, his classes invite discussion, focus on creative exercises and develop analytical thinking. He aims to provide students with the skills and confidence to make their projects work.
James believes a writer should learn to be playful with their work, fall in love with writing and ultimately – stay away from their comfort zone!