taps“Brimming with the kind of from-the-trenches knowledge only experience can provide, Andy was an energetic course leader, delivering information in a clear, organised fashion that kept the group enthused for the length of the session”

Alexander Loeseke - TAPS

Andrew has taught writing techniques to six year olds and sixty year olds; amateurs and professionals; working with companies and institutions such as, the Royal Exchange, Salford University, A.I.E., TEXT, London Metropolitan University, LSBU, LSU, Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universität (Frankfurt-am-Main), the LSO, Cripplegate and Quondam Theatre. He has also be contracted by Cambridge Education Authority to run INSET (in service training) sessions on writing and drama for teachers.

Available as a speaker on writing, writing techniques and industry issues, Andrew has spoken at BAFTA, Austin GDC, Develop, Birmingham Book Festival, A.I.E. and E.I.E.F. on games writing; presented masterclasses and professional tutoring at Salford University; and spoken at universities such as LSU, Bournemouth and LSBU.

An experienced teacher, tutor and lecturer, Andrew has taught writing and drama techniques for 20 years and in more than sixty educational establishments (primary schools, secondary schools, sixth form colleges and universities). He remains committed to spreading the enjoyment of and a belief in excellence in drama across all ages through talks, lectures, workshops and residencies.

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If you'd like to know more about the workshops, residencies, talks and teaching services Andrew offers please contact him. He has police clearance and public liability insurance. A member of the National Association of Writers in Education and Action for Children's Arts Andrew is keen to see the best drama in schools, colleges and universities. As part of this commitment he is the current chair of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain children's committee.

Aleks Krotoski quizzes Andrew on characters at E.I.E.F.
Aleks Krotoski quizzes Andrew on characters at E.I.E.F.

Relevant links -


E.I.E.F. (NB. You will need to be a gamasutra member to view this page)

NAWE - National Association of Writers in Education

The Cripplegate Foundation

Writers' Guild of Great Britain

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