Graham Palmer, writer

Graham Palmer, writer Collaborations welcome

Starting in the small press world of the 1980s, I studied Creative Writing and Literature and co-founded Stride Magazine with Rupert Loydell.

My three educational books on writing for foreign language learners are published by Cambridge University Press and Xi'an Jiaotong University Press (China) and used around the world in school and university classrooms.

I've run various writing workshops (both evening and residential) and performed my own work at various venues and events (ranging from the Greenbelt Festival to the Duke of York's Theatre).

From 2010-2015 I chaired Creative Royston / Royston Arts Festival, a voluntary arts development organisation in north Hertfordshire and had the pleasure of working with many local arts organisations, sharing a stage with such notables as Alison Balsom, Meera Syal and Wendy Cope and judging Dalek karaoke! I also initiated and implemented a permanent town art trail, working with a local artist, business and schools.

I am currently working on a song cycle with composer Jenni Pinnock called Cracked Voices ( which will give voice to the lost tales and characters of the borderlands of North Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire and also a historical biography.

I am open to commissions, creative collaborations and running workshops.

Feedback from a school workshop:
"The atmosphere in the workshop was buzzing and I am really looking forward to enjoying the finished stories." Laura Rawlings, Headteacher, Greneway Middle School

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Everything changes: writing workshop / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-08-12T00:00:00Z">Sat 12 Aug 2017</span>Everything changes: writing workshop / Sat 12 Aug 2017

Royston Arts Festival Everything changes: A writing workshop exploring place and time Whether you’re a beginner in creative writing or a more ad...

We want to write your song! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-05-16T00:00:00Z">Tue 16 May 2017</span>We want to write your song! / Tue 16 May 2017

The creators of a classical song cycle are asking the public for suggestions of who they should base their final song on. Composer Jenni Pinnock a...

Cracked Voices / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-02-01T00:00:00Z">Wed 01 Feb 2017</span>Cracked Voices / Wed 01 Feb 2017

Cracked Voices is an exciting collaboration between writer Graham Palmer and composer Jenni Pinnock which will result in a new 30 minute song cycle. ...