Circle of Misse

Wayne Milstead

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Wayne Milstead


Wayne directs and developed the creative writing curriculum at Circle of Misse. He leads numerous classes and workshops, as well as mentors and coaches writers both at Misse and elsewhere.

He is a graduate of the prestigious MA in Creative Writing programme at the University of East Anglia where he received the Curtis Brown bursary. His awards include the New Writing Ventures Award from Arts Council England and a National Academy of Writing award.

His articles, essays and short stories appear in journals, anthologies, newspapers, magazines and online in both the U.S. and U.K. including Ambit, Matter and the anthologies The World is a Kitchen and Encounters with the Middle East, both from Traveler's Tales Books.

Wayne, you have the exactly the right method of making one's work worthwhile while offering the most unobtrusive constructive criticism. A rare gift.

- Lucille (London, UK)

In addition to his own writing, Wayne is an editor and writing coach, working with both new and established writers to help stimulate creativity and push their books to the next level. Sought after by editors, writers and businesses for his grasp of narrative and structure, he edits several titles a year, as well as runs corporate storytelling and creativity workshops.

A remarkable 10 days. I ate and drank like a duchess and what is more under Wayne's expert and unintrusive hand I got what I came for and more. The end of my memoir is in sight.

- Eithne (London, UK)

He has studied at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in Massachusetts, been resident at the David and Julia White Arts Colony in Costa Rica, and participated in the emerging writer program at the New Writing Worlds symposium at the University of East Anglia

He has a background in IT and management consulting for government and private industry clients.


Please see the Writing Calendar for the full list of Wayne's courses.

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The World Is a Kitchen book cover Encounters with the Middle East book cover

More testimonials:

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! Thank you for such a positive, encouraging and inspiring introduction to writing. It surpassed my wildest expectations. I am delighted to have discovered such a wonderful teacher and writing retreat.

Jane, September 2012

You take this really seriously, and that helped me to get so much out of it, including the determination to go on.

Gaby, September 2012