Arts Derbyshire

Artist profile

Cathy Grindrod, Writer, Director of The Writer Highway

I am a writer of poetry, plays and memoir, with five published poetry collections and a sixth, ‘Surrender’, due for publication in 2022. I was the first Derbyshire Poet Laureate and have had several plays performed in the East Midlands. I am the Director of The Writer Highway, a programme of support for writers, with wellbeing at its heart. The Writer Highway offers writing courses and one to one coaching throughout the year. More details of these can be found at


Creative Genre

  • Words: Poetry Memoir Scriptwriting Non-fiction Performance Skills Reading Writing for Wellbeing

Work Undertaken

  • Writing Workshops and Courses - Coaching Mentoring Performances Commissions Consultancy/Project Management

Cathy Grindrod, Writer, Director of The Writer Highway



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