John O'Donoghue

John O'Donoghue is the author of 'Sectioned: A Life Interrupted' (John Murray, 2009), 'Brunch Poems' (Waterloo Press, 2009) and 'Fools & Mad' (Waterloo Press, 2014). He was awarded Mind Book of the Year 2010 by judges Fay Weldon, Michele Roberts, and Blake Morrison. John O'Donoghue has a PhD in Creative Writing and lives in Brighton.

Describe your approach to teaching:

I believe Creative Writing requires a creative approach. I draw on over twenty years' experience of teaching, lecturing, and mentoring, and love to see writers develop as people and artists.

What inspires your work?

I take inspiration from my very chequered life - from careleaver who ended up on the streets to award winning author and PhD. Writing has been the one lifelong constant.

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