Sally Tissington is an artist and writer who lectured in creative writing and art and creativity at the University of Warwick between 2013 and 2018. She has a published novel – ‘Crocodile on the Carousel’ and is currently writing a collection of short stories. She won the Jane Austen Short Story Competition in 2017 for her short story ‘Tomato Pushing Girl.’ and was runner up for the 2017 Brighton Flash Fiction Prize with ‘Hoof’.
She is fascinated by the idea that creativity can be stimulated by exposure to different media. Her own creative practice involves art and writing and she is always looking for ways to mix the two. More recently these ideas crossed over into her teaching practice at the University of Warwick where, in addition to teaching a wide range of creative writing modules she designed the module “Creativity: myth, madness and play,” . The module is a nexus of literary theory, psychology and neuroscience combined with practical sessions including creative writing, print making, working with clay and drawing. She wanted to create a course where people could dive into writing and making, experiment and take risks even if they had not written or made anything before.
Sally has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, in addition to an MA in Fine Art from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Her work is moving into a more therapeutic space of teaching expressive writing and art for well being and she is currently studying for an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes at the Metanoia Institute.
Sally offers groups for Writing for Wellbeing and works one to one as a Writing Coach with a small number of writers.