Classes and Workshops

taught by Louise Palfreyman


Zines Workshop

May 18

A fun session making zines on a topic of your choice.

Enjoy a brief history of this do-it-yourself artform before you get stuck in with paper, scissors, magazines and glue to create your own homemade publications.

All materials provided, just bring your imagination.

This event is part of the University of Wolverhampton's Artsfest programme.

The Light House, Fryer St, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT, 2pm - 5pm. Free, booking required.

Page from the Jean Sweetland family album, Oldbury

Life Writing Workshop

May 29

Do you want to write your memoir but struggle to get it on the page?

This workshop, run in partnership with archive project Living Memory, will share tips on story development and exercises designed to get your words flowing.

Bring a pen and paper to write on, and your strongest memories!

This event is part of the University of Wolverhampton's Artsfest programme.

The Light House, Fryer St, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT, 2pm - 5pm. Free, booking required.

Image: Page from the Jean Sweetland family album, Oldbury.

Really good exercises to get a story flowing...
— Keeley P
Louise was amazing! Great general tips, plus information on where and how to access publishing opportunities. Thank you! Will attend more events!
— Catalina G
It was a very good introduction to short fiction. The exercise on ‘Why We Write’ felt very appropriate.
— Jason J
Engaging workshop. Informative, stimulating. Would like more related workshops...
— Charmaine H
Very interesting and inspiring. More please!
— Jacqui C
At the end, I knew what I needed to do to my story...
— Rosie P

Haden Hill House

Hire Me!

I teach a range of workshops, all of them tried and tested…

Short story classes teach the art of short fiction and what editors want.
Zines is a new and exciting class where art meets politics.
Memoir writing taps into my skills as an editor and writer of non-fiction.
Web design for writers and artists takes the pain out of website creation.

More details below.

Image: Geoff Broadway - Living Memory Archive class, Haden Hill House

Short Stories

I deliver regular workshops on short fiction, and they are always popular. I work at universities, literature festivals, art galleries, and as a writer-in-residence in arts and education settings.

"I teach people what makes a short story memorable, what makes editors sit up, and what you can do to improve your writing. I can tailor sessions to suit the needs of all ages and backgrounds."

Let’s Make a Zine!

This is a great workshop for kids, teenagers, and adults who love to get creative… attendees will produce a colourful zine to take home at the end of the session after learning about the history of the zine, and some basic skills in journalism and magazine editing. Great for community projects and kids in care. Materials provided.

Writing Memoir

I draw on my skills as a journalist, writer and editor of non-fiction to help people approach life writing, or memoir. This class is good for community groups, or creative writing groups who want to explore memory, place, and how to put a lifetime of experiences on the page.

Web Design

If you are a writer or artist seeking an effective solution for your website upgrade, this is the class for you. We can start from scratch or build on an existing website. I teach in WordPress and Squarespace. You won’t be left with impossible coding and no idea how to make improvements. You will be left with a beautiful website! Festival organisers may be interested to know I do drop-in surgeries, offering advice in one-to-one appointments.


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