Welcome to Barrington Green!
We are Emily Barr and Craig Green, and we have set up Barrington Green as a place where the only thing that matters is writing. Here you can block out the real world, forget day-to-day concerns and throw yourself into the written word.
We are highly experienced professional writers with long careers covering many areas of the industry. We have, between us, written bestselling novels, columns in the Guardian, and scripts for Stephen Fry, Rik Mayall and Catherine Tate. We have won awards for novels, children’s books and journalism.
On top of that, we love talking about writing and encouraging others in their work. We are both guest lecturers on the MA course in Professional Writing at University College Falmouth, and are experienced and enthusiastic professional public speakers in arenas that range from major literary festivals to high-security prisons.
Our writing workshops are our passion. We work with adults and children, and our aim is to help everyone shake off the constraints of the everyday, and get the words from their heads onto the page. As writers, we know that there is no better feeling than simply writing for the joy of it.
In our children’s workshops, we stay as far away as possible from the National Curriculum: we never give a moment’s thoughts to SATs, exams, or box-ticking of any sort. We are constantly amazed by the wonderful, often surreal inventiveness that children bring to their written work.
Look at our workshops page to see what we have coming up, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any more information.
We cannot wait to hear from you.