Yvonne Oram started her working life as a journalist and later studied Literature and History at The University of East Anglia as a mature student. She then joined the Creative Writing MA course at the University, working with Malcolm Bradbury. She has since taught for 30 years, mostly with adult students at Colleges, Adult Education Centres and Universities. This teaching has included Teacher Training, Literature and History but also a range of courses and workshops in writing fiction and non-fiction, across Cornwall, Devon and Norfolk. She has also edited paper and electronic Writing Workshop Collections including The Bodmin Writing Group Website (http://www.robano-writing.com/bodminwritingworkshop/).