Judi Sissons

Writer Coach Artist

Writer, poet, art maker, writing for wellbeing practitioner, survivor and thriver, Judi’s work encompasses creative and therapeutic writing practices. 

She holds an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing and Personal Development (Sussex University). Judi is a member of the National Association for Writers in Education and Lapidus, the international words for wellbeing organisation.
She is a Relational Dynamics coach (ILM Level 7 equivalent) and undergoes regular professional supervision.

After teaching Creative Writing at the University of Hertfordshire, Judi established The Writing Space in 2012 to offer writing workshops and creative coaching for groups and individuals. 

She has published poems and stories in anthologies. 

Whatever your starting point or reasons for writing, Judi and The Writing Space will help you develop your writing skills. We offer workshops, coaching and bespoke events using expressive, reflective and creative writing techniques.

For information on workshops or to arrange an introductory coaching session click here.

Words from a Distance
An anthology of fiction, memoir and poetry.

Edited by Amina Alyal and Judi Sissons

Words from a Distance does what all good writing does, dissolves time and space, flings open doors and windows and makes, in the words of John Donne, one little room an everywhere.’ Victoria Field

Judi’s work includes poetry, short stories, life-writing, and visual art. She writes to make sense of lived experience and the challenges of being human. Often (but not exclusively) her work is about women’s lives – collages of memory and imagination.  

During her first career as a designer, Judi illustrated several publications for The Women’s Design Service including At Women’s Convenience – a book about women’s public toilets – and the award-winning Thinking of Small Children – Access, Provision & Play.   

She is currently working on a multi-genre, experimental project incorporating a number of forms – poetry, memoir, graphic stories and photography – exploring illness and the body, family secrets and inter-generational patterns.

Her work has been highly commended in competitions and published in anthologies. 

To read some of Judi’s work click on the titles below.

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