Cherry Gilchrist

life writing tutor

Based in
Stroud, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Cruises; all other locations considered., Marlborough, Oxford, Stroud area
Cherry Gilchrist | life writing tutor

Rates: Individual hourly tuition from £35, classes from £60 a session, summer schools/courses by arrangement

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I'm an established author with nearly thirty books published on a wide range of topics, from relationships to Russian folk lore, mythology, social history and children's stories. These include 'Your Life, Your Story', 'Growing your Family Tree', 'The Soul of Russia' the award winning 'Calendar of Festivals', 'Love Begins at 40' and the popular 'Stories from the Silk Road.'

I teach creative writing, especially life writing. I'm a tutor for both Oxford and Exeter universities, and also teach in a variety of venues from village halls to summer schools and cruise ships. Some of my work is also in the form of Life Story consultancy, assisting people to set down their memories and reflections in the form of a personal narrative. I can also give advice, editing and writing assistance for individual memoir projects. See for further details.

I believe that we all have stories to tell, and it's our authentic voice that needs to come through, whether we are writing for pleasure or publication.


Writing courses online, University of Oxford & University of Exeter

I am a tutor for both the universities of Oxford and Exeter, teaching online creative writing courses.

Jan 2009

Creative Writing Summer School Tuition

Teaching own course at Marlborough College Summer School (5 years) and the Oxford University Summer School of Creative Writing

Jul 2007

Life Story Project: Dorothy House Hospice, Bath, UK

Assisting patients to set down their Life Stories. I also worked with the professional education team to devise and deliver a programme of training for new volunteers working with patients on Life Stories

Nov 2005 - Oct 2007

Educational history

Post Graduate Diploma: Cultural History

October, 2004 - June, 2006
University of Bath Spa

MA English & Anthropology

October, 1967 - June, 1970
Cambridge University


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

Last login: 12 years 29 weeks ago

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