Mark Connors - Word Club

Mark Connors - author and poet

Ilkley Literature Festival's Open Mic winner for 2014 and 2015!

"Mark Connors delivered an excellent workshop on 'Writing the Voice' in two of our Bradford libraries. The attendees found his session engaging, informative and inspiring. Mark really knows his stuff – he knows how to express the innermost thoughts and feelings of his characters in an authentic, fully rounded way and he was able to encourage others to do the same regardless of where they were on the writing journey. Mark is an intelligent, generous and encouraging tutor who is passionate about writing and the importance of being able to write and to express oneself."
Dionne Hood, Development Officer - Reading and Stock Bradford Libraries - Publishers Publicity Circle 'Librarian of the Year'

Workshops and Seminars

Mark runs fiction and poetry workshops and seminars in libraries, at literature festivals and for writing days run by literary magazines. If you'd like to book Mark to run workshops, seminars or visit local writing groups and book clubs, email him at

"Mark put us all at our ease from the start. His approachable, friendly welcome set the tone and the session was full of laughter, interesting questions and thoughts. He has the ability to seek out the gem someone has created in what they themselves may feel has become a mountain of rocks. Mark is able to discern the crafted phrase from a writer's jumbled outpouring of thought. Extremely supportive and encouraging, Mark was enthusiastic and interested in the diverse approaches taken by the individuals in the group to storytelling. He was able to assist us all to understand the worth in what we had created and to guide the group in how to enrich and improve their writing."
Sarah McMahon

"I had a great time at Mark's workshop. The activities were stimulating and fun. Mark created a supportive, positive atmosphere that encouraged everyone to contribute. I came away with several ideas to work on."
Jenny Waters

Write That Novel

This online course will focus on working towards a first draft of a novel.
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Mentoring service for writers

From March 2020, I am offering mentoring services for writers.
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Zoom Poetry Workshops with Mark Connors and Gill Lambert

Join us, Mark and Gill, for our Zoom Poetry Workshops.
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With Mark and Gill.
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