Giovanna Iozzi won the prestigious Pat Kavanagh literary prize from Goldsmiths for her short stories in 2012, awarded annually to an MA student by United Agents. She has published stories in-print and online (including The New Writer, Ambit, Young Voices & The Gold Room). For the past two years she’s taught a range of creative writing courses for Haringey Literature Live. In the Autumn she begins teaching a series of writing courses at Goldsmiths university. She’s currently working on a novella developed from a long short story for PhD at Goldsmiths. Previously, Giovanna worked as a tabloid journalist and freelances for journalism network www.contributoria.com.
“First, I would like to reserve a place on the new Life Writing Course in September. I absolutely loved the Life Writing Course! Giovanna was a fantastic tutor: encouraging and inspirational. She made everyone feel relaxed so that sharing our work aloud felt easy and natural. Her supportive manner was excellent; she gave very helpful advice and “pushed” us gently but firmly out of our comfort zones. The range of extracts we explored as stimulus was super and the writing exercises were fun. The group was lovely: we jelled quickly and the friendly atmosphere added a lot to our enjoyment and development. I can’t wait for the next course!”
Anne-Marie, Life Writing student