Jenn Ashworth


Jenn  has worked at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, rural branches and has managed a Prison Library Her writing career  includes a variety of online publications and a blog that won the Best Writing on a Blog Award at the 2008 Manchester Literary Festival. Jenn is also a participant in the NW live lit scene and is experienced in running reading groups, creative writing workshops, and collaborating with sound and visual artists in a variety of freelance community arts and literature projects.



Fiction, Short Stories, Blogging And Online Collaborative Writing, Flash, Autobiographical

Publications & Performance History

Debut novel: A Kind of Intimacy published by Arcadia books in March 2009. ' Described by her publisher as 'the kind of sparking, unusual novel that comes along once in a decade.'

Cold LIght Sceptre 2011

The Friday Gospels  Sceptre 2013

Workshop & Reading Experience

Teaching and work-shopping experience with small groups of adults writing at all levels including a self designed writing course for beginners. One on one mentoring and manuscript appraisal. Participation in various live lit nights and events across the NW and beyond.


Available on request.

Group size preference


Group age preference

age 14+

Working languages


Area prepared to travel

all requests considered

Other information

Am particularly interested in running blogging workshops and assisting beginners with on-line self publishing, collaborative on-line writing and creative networking.
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