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Launching The Abingdon Anthology, as part of my residency at Abingdon School.

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I like to get out and about. Below you'll see a list of forthcoming events. If you would like me to appear at your bookshop, book club, library, school or festival please get in touch. At the bottom of the page is a link to previous events I've done that might give you an idea of the sort of things I enjoy. For school visits (including my position as Writer-in-Residence at Abingdon School), scroll to the bottom of this page.


MONDAY 15 - SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2019: ARVON course, Lumb Bank, West Yorkshire

I'm very excited to be teaching an Arvon course next year with the Man Booker longlisted Samantha Harvey

FICTION: Unlearning rules, building instinct
We write from unseen places in ourselves. Rules can help as waymarkers, but unhelpful rules often get in the way of that inner propulsion: our instinct. What is it that makes you want to write? What is it, really, that you want to say? Which conventions will help, and which will hinder? We’ll spend this week engaging in free and bold writing practice. This is an intermediate course, for those who’ve started writing a work of fiction; we want to help you connect with the initial urge that set the process going, and explore approaches that allow that urge to take its best form.


No official details yet but to join the Arvon mailing list please visit their website.


'Brilliant...  relevant as well as engaging.  Jason had a natural ease in front of an audience and was an absolute hit!' - Feltham Community College

I have recently completed two terms as a writer-in-residence at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire, where I held a series of workshops and worked with students and teachers across the whole school to create an anthology of stories. Click here for images and details from the official anthology launch.

'The impact of this project has been huge... I would wholeheartedly recommend Jason to any school... He had a lovely, positive, approachable manner with the workshop participants. His workshops were meticulously planned, and he gave excellent, rigorous but encouraging individual feedback...' - Abingdon School

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Other recent school/university visits include:

  • A Level English Literature talk at Feltham College, London. Click here for a testimonial from the school.
  • Visiting talk to MA Creative Writing students at Bath Spa Univerity
  • A Creative Careers acting and playwriting workshop at Hillview School for Girls, Tonbridge. See press coverage
  • A Level English Literature talk for Sarum Academy, Salisbury. Click here or on the article on the left for press coverage.

I am available for bespoke visits for GCSE, A Level, and university classes, workshops and talks. For more information please contact me via my Contact page.