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"You stand and breathe in the moonlit air, slowly and steadily, until you no longer know what's breath and what's air; until you no longer feel where you end and the forest begins..."

Night of Demons & Saints


"Menna is an amazing mentor and I couldn't be more grateful to be inspired by her every day! She is very passionate, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented in her feedback, which I deeply appreciate in developing my craft." S.M

I offer at number of bespoke mentoring services for writers currently at work on their novels, please contact me for more information. I also teach in-person creative writing classes in Cambridge, & Zoom classes for those who aren't local. See below for upcoming classes. 

  • The Art of Writing Genre Fiction
    The Art of Writing Genre Fiction
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 10 Jun
    Zoom
    10 Jun 2024, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
    Zoom
    Register for one/some/all of these 6 LIVE online classes (2 hrs each) to hone your literary brilliance in a variety of genres: fairy tales, fantasy, comedy, tragedy, thrillers & historical fiction. £45 per class or £202.50 for all 6 (£33.75 each).
  • Writing Made Easy - LIVE Online Weekly Classes
    Writing Made Easy - LIVE Online Weekly Classes
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 11 Feb
    Zoom
    11 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
    Zoom
    Join me every Sunday afternoon for 6 weekly 90 minute sessions to learn all the secrets, tips and tricks I know for writing with brilliance and ease... 12 participants max.
  • Writing Made Easy 2021!
    Writing Made Easy 2021!
    Sat, 09 Jan
    Online Event via Zoom
    09 Jan 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT
    Online Event via Zoom
    Join me on the first Saturday of every month (join as and when you wish) for two hours to learn all my tips and tricks for writing with brilliance and ease! Fee: £35 per session. Max 8 participants. Book in advance to secure your spot.
  • Writing Made Easy - 5 LIVE Weekly Seminars
    Writing Made Easy - 5 LIVE Weekly Seminars
    Sat, 04 Apr
    Online (Zoom) Seminar
    04 Apr 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
    Online (Zoom) Seminar
    Join me every Saturday afternoon for 5 weekly 90 minute sessions to learn all the secrets & tips & tricks I know for writing with brilliance and ease... MAX 8 Participants.
  • Aye Write!
    Aye Write!
    Sun, 15 Mar
    Mitchell Theatre
    15 Mar 2020, 13:00 – 15:00
    Mitchell Theatre, 6 Granville St, Glasgow G3 7EE, UK
    A Pair of Powerful, Bewitching Novels - Menna van Praag & Kiran Millwood Hargrave discuss their new novels The Sisters Grimm & The Mercies...
  • In Conversation with Menna van Praag
    In Conversation with Menna van Praag
    Wed, 05 Feb
    Waterstones
    05 Feb 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
    Waterstones, 22 Sidney St, Cambridge CB2 3HG, UK
    Official pre-launch party featuring the original artwork for The Sisters Grimm, a reading, a Q&A, a signing and plenty of tea & cake!
  • The Art of Dialogue
    The Art of Dialogue
    Sun, 01 Dec
    Madingley
    01 Dec 2019, 09:45 – 16:45
    Madingley, Madingley, Cambridge CB23, UK
    To Register: http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/creative-writing-learning-listen-art-dialogue
  • Writing Made Easy
    Writing Made Easy
    Sat, 30 Nov
    Madingley
    30 Nov 2019, 09:45 – 16:45
    Madingley, Madingley, Cambridge CB23, UK
    To Register: http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/creative-writing-writing-made-easy

"Thank you again Menna, it’s always lovely to learn from you. You are a comforting presence in a world that

can be quite scary. I explored many different genres I didn't think I could write in and gained more

confidence in what I already knew, so your lectures were very helpful to me." H.D. 

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