What people say about Chris Fewings’ work

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... about previous creative writing groups

I liked the creative way the course was delivered, the participants encouraged to explore, to be free. – Michelle

Doing the writing exercises during sessions was challenging but I was surprised with what I came up with. – Marcia

I have attended several of Chris’s poetry classes which have helped my writing immeasurably. He is the best poetry tutor I have come across. – David Barber

The result of my going to just a few weeks of an autobiographical writing short course with Chris Fewings was that I was inspired to write and publish the first volume of my memoirs in a very short space of time. I need motivation to kick start me into writing again and can’t wait, with Chris’s help, to get going again. – Tessa Kate Lowe

Chris’ poetry workshops are, rather aptly, like a poem – sometimes it’s obvious what he’s saying, other times it’s a bit of a ‘slow burner’ and it takes a few days to sink in. Either way, his sessions have invariably proved very helpful in appreciating other writers’ approaches and in creating an environment during the workshops themselves and afterwards, that give you confidence to develop your own style in directions that can often surprise you. – Derek

... about his one-to-one feedback

Many thanks for your feedback. It is extremely helpful and I do appreciate you commenting on the overall structure and direction of the work. – a novelist.

You made a huge difference with the lightest of edits. A real skill, and thanks so much. I’ve taken on board your suggestions. – Louise (regarding some poems)

I really appreciated your detailed critique. You’ve been a super mentor over the years. – Cathy

... about Chris's writing

Chris Fewings’ work always takes me by surprise. He sees and writes about things from another angle, his voice sharp and clear and refreshingly distinctive. He puts other eyes in your head, and is one of the few writers I think of as being a real original.David Calcutt, playwright, poet and novelist.

I have known Chris Fewings for a number of years both as a poet and poetry workshop leader. He is a poet of great invention, combining a deep moral seriousness with a playfulness in a way I have always found wonderful.Roz Goddard, poet.

The grandmother in question is revealed in vignettes so powerful that you would know her if you ever met her. Each vignette stands alone but is a piece in a cunning jigsaw of interconnecting lives and secrets concealed for decades. – Vivienne Tuffnell (from a review of A Glossary of my Grandmother)

Pity The Uncrooked Tree is one of the top favourite (and most frequently opened and read) books on my poetry shelves! – Tessa Kate Lowe

Pity The Uncrooked Tree – a masterpiece. Worth its weight in wit and wisdom. – Chris Thorpe

Truly striking originality. – BCU

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