I love to do outdoor events and workshops! I believe that words in the wild can promote writing for pleasure! I use a combination of words, music and craft to inspire creativity.

I run workshops for primary schools and other settings. I have worked with Outdoor Learning Schools, running an outdoor poetry workshop for teachers. Please contact me for details of any inspirational workshops  

I run poetry workshops for children and families with the inpirational, Natural Choice

Addy has delivered several workshops for Natural Choice. She makes learning a wonderful, inspiring process, building participants confidence and selfbelief along the way.

Elly Dolan – director Natural Choice

I also work with the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership, to promote and bring out the stories of the local landscapes. This includes:

FAIRY POETRY in the woods!

Thorne Community Woods Fairy Poetry workshop
Fairy in chief at Thorne Community Woods – Landscape Partnership


Newark Book Festival – Saturday 13th July 10:15 – 15:15

I’m offering 1-2-1 manuscript feedback sessions as part of the Newark Book Festival. I will look at picture book texts or middle grade fiction.

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MEDIEVAL MONSTERS! The story workshop at Owston Ferry was based around Kinaid Castle, one of the oldest motte and bailey sites in the country.

Neolithic Trackway event – July 20th

I’ve been part of the team building a trackway based on the Neolithic corduroy track and platform found on Hatfield Moor.

On Saturday 20th July we’ll be opening it to the public! I’ll be holding two events for families and children at 12:30 and at 14:00. They’ll be story and music making and a chance to be part of the opening ceremony.

Midsummer Fairy Poetry at the Festival of Tyme – Sunday 14th July

Fairies again! As part of the Power of Words Festival, I’ll be leading families and their resident fairies and elves around Normanby Park, near Scunthorpe in a fun poetry session. And there will be a TROLL!

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Crowle Peatland – from bog oak to railways – September TBC

I’ll be leading a session to discover the ancient bog oaks and come right up to date with the newly refurbished Schoma engines! Free event. Booking to follow.

Making spells with Grimm and co – Tuesday 29th October from 10:00

I’ll be resident witch at the extraordinary Grimm and co for spell making sessions across the day!

Halloween in the woods! Sunday 27th October from 10:30 – 2:30 at Primrose Hill Wood. Come all you families with witchy wee ones and have some spell binding fun! Booking to follow.

Brigg Storytelling Festival 2021

What brilliant fun this was!