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Both Ruth and Katy have taken part in a variety of creative writing workshops, including: Ledbury Poetry Festival workshops with Daljit Nagra and Jacqui Rowe; Apples and Snakes spoken word; and individual tutorship with published, accredited poets. They have also both completed intensive poetry courses run by the Arvon Foundation: Ruth having been tutored by Fiona Sampson and David Harsent; and Katy by Ann Samson and Jane Yeh. They are committed and serious writers, who seek opportunities for continued writing and professional development.


This combined experience and expertise provides Woo Writers with the unique opportunity of being able to devise and facilitate a range of academically informed creative, dynamic and inspiring writing workshops for primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education sectors.

  • Helen JonesLibrarian Malvern College
    "Ruth gave us a lovely morning in the library. Her warmth and enthusiasm for poetry rubbed off on the pupils, resulting in them creating their own poems so that they all went away with a strong sense of achievement. A very positive experience!"
  • Jean CrosbyStudent
    “I cannot recommend Ruth highly enough. She has helped my daughter work through issues with her spelling and written English work. As a result my daughter has developed a new confidence in her own ability and a belief in herself. Combined with new learning strategies introduced by Ruth, Alice’s graded and test results have improved. To top it all off Alice is thoroughly enjoying her sessions with Ruth.”
  • Kate PhillipsonAccess and Learning Officer Museums Worcestershire
    “I have engaged Ruth to work on a number of different projects within the Gallery setting. On each occasion, Ruth has been a pleasure, and inspiration to work with.  She is a professional facilitator – calm, collected and informative. But more than that, Ruth has the enviable ability to take her audience to another place, another world, another language. You are totally drawn in by her words and poetry.”