Roger has a BA Honours degree and PhD in English Language and Literature. He is a qualified teacher and has taught writing for over forty years to both adults and children. He has researched, scripted and presented programmes for BBC radio 3 and 4 and for local radio. His first love is poetry and he has won several prizes in poetry competitions and has been published in many poetry magazines. His second collection of poems Field Paths was published in 2006.
Roger has given poetry readings and adjudicated poetry competitions. He is also an established freelance journalist and has contributed articles to The Great Outdoors, The National Trust Magazine, This England, Evergreen and The Yorkshire Dalesman. His writing was recognised recently when he was made a member of The Society of Authors.
He is married with two grown-up children and among his many interests enjoys walking, gardening, watercolour painting, singing and playing the guitar.
My tutor seems to have the knack of putting his finger on what I knew would be weak areas of writing.P McDonald - 10/02/2016
Roger's comments and suggestions have been very helpful. I am thoroughly enjoying the course. It is making me think a lot and sort things out with my writing. Not too stressful - just right. The structure of the whole course is excellent.Edwina Gray, Kent - 23/05/2017