With over 15 years experience as a youth worker, facilitator and teacher, with a Cert Ed and a BA Honours in Creative and Professional Writing Andrew is able to offer a wide range of engaging workshops covering all manner of creative writing topics. In 2012, a project he was heavily involved in received a Koestler award for it’s innovative approaches using arts with young offenders, whilst more recently he was nominated for a Beacon Award.
Workshop examples include:
- Poetry, Spoken Word and Voicing Your Writing
- Creative Writing, Identity & Self Esteem
- How to tell a story
- Creative Writing & the Media
- Writing Techniques & Developing Your Skills
Finding the right practitioner who is able to be both inspiring and creatively challenging is always problematic. Andrew ‘Mulletproof’ Graves was able to come into our centre and work effectively with some of the most challenging and hard to reach young people, to work on a cross curricular project with significant success. His calm manner engaged young people who were curious to hear his stories and spoken words. His professionalism enabled all our young people to work to express themselves appropriately through creative writing and go on to achieve accreditation at a range of levels.
– Nicola Crook (Clayfields Young Offenders Unit)