I offer manuscript assessment as well as ongoing or one-off mentoring to emerging writers. I am open to negotiating if finances are difficult and can consider other forms of exchange if no payment is possible.
Rate: £35 per hour
Please do get in touch at KaddyBenyon@icloud.com if this is something you’re considering.
“Having Kaddy as a mentor transformed my writing. Through her careful, thorough lesson plans, Kaddy catered to my needs and anxieties without sacrificing direction or focus. She reads and interacts with your poems as if she’s a character inside them, helping you to see what might be clouding a story. She is so knowledgeable as a researcher, writer and editor, that you can’t help learn from her in simple conversation. The resources she brings are endless, and she treats your writing with respect. Perhaps most invaluable is Kaddy’s enthusiasm. She eats, breathes, sleeps, lives for poetry, and a writer can’t help but improve in her care”.
~ Natalya Anderson, winner of The Bridport Prize for Poetry, 2014
& The Moth Poetry Prize, 2018
“I was incredibly fortunate to have been mentored by Kaddy Benyon; her meticulous, incisive and honest feedback on my writing helped me immensely at a crucial stage in my life as a writer. She is a warm, genuinely encouraging and supportive mentor, and I would highly recommend her to any writer looking to develop their work further”.