Dorothy Max Prior is a highly experienced teacher and workshop leader, and a visiting lecturer at numerous academic institutions including Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance (UK) and UNICAMP (Brazil).


She teaches courses and workshops in writing for performance, physical and devised theatre and dance, site-responsive performance, and dramaturgy. She also teaches creative writing, cultural commentary and arts journalism.


Past bookings include London International Mime Festival, London International Workshop Festival, Sacred Festival London, Tenuta dello Scompiglio in Italy, Ficho Festival Guadalajara, Actors Space Barcelona, LUME Teatro Campinas Brazil, and MIS (Museu da Imagem e do Som), Sao Paulo Brasil.  

Further information/bookings for workshops in theatre/performance and for enquiries and bookings for distance-learning courses in creative writing, cultural commentary and arts journalism email: 

dorothymaxprior@gmail.com  | Tel/WhatsApp: +44 7752 142526



Autumn 2020


Evolution Arts
Life Writing: a three-month intensive introduction
Tutor: Dorothy Max Prior
Zoom class + Email feedback on writing assignments + Tutorials
Tuesdays 8 September–8 December 2020, 6-8pm (with a half-term break) £219 / £169 concs.

‘Autobiography’ – self, life, write...

Are you a writer (or would-be writer) interested in finding artistically satisfying ways to place yourself on the page? Do you want to start, or continue, to write a memoir, or a family history, or to tell stories inspired by true life experiences?

In this three-month intensive course, you will receive a thorough grounding in Life Writing. In the first six weeks, we will look at good examples of memoir, autobiography, and autofiction, and at novel ways that writing autobiography can be approached (for example, through poetry, drama, graphic novels, alongside prose). We’ll employ creative writing exercises to develop your skills, aiming to explore different ways of reflecting on true-life stories.The second part of the course will focus more specifically on developing and structuring your writing, and formulating the direction you’d like to move in, with continued weekly Zoom classes, plus feedback delivered through email and personal tutorials.

All very welcome, with any level of writing experience. Participating students need to commit to all elements of the course: the weekly Zoom class, putting aside a short time-slot every day to write, and delivering their agreed writing assignments.


There will be 12 Zoom sessions with a break for half term on Tuesday 27 October.
Book here: https://www.evolutionarts.org.uk/Life-Writing-3-month-intensive-online-course-brighton 

Aurelius Productions
Inventing the Truth: The Next Level – a Three Month Intensive

Tutor: Dorothy Max Prior

Zoom class + Written assignments, with emailed feedback + Tutorials
Wednesdays 16 September to 9 December (with a half-term break), 5–7pm £150–£200 (sliding scale)


In this three-month intensive course, we will continue to find or develop ways of reflecting on our own life and other lives, to hone writing skills; and to use writing to explore the ‘real world’ – whatever that might mean to each of us! The starting point is ‘true life stories’ – yours or other people’s. For some, that will be memoir. For others, it will fictionalised autobiography or short stories or essays. And for others, it’ll be an amazing new hybrid forms of writing combining different elements!

Specifically, you will be working on your own project of choice – with the goal being to produce a substantial number of honed pieces of writing towards that project. For this course, you need to come with a specific goal for a writing project already started. We will also be looking at self-editing skills, and at the editing process / ways and means to present your work to outside eyes.

This course is only open by invitation to my former students who want to take their Life Writing/Creative Non Fiction on to the next level in a safe and supported environment.

Course numbers will be capped.
Email enquiries and bookings for this course to: dorothymaxprior@gmail.com 

Testimonials from former students:

‘Inspirational and relevant.’

‘The other students were respectful and kind and interesting. Max offered incisive feedback and was an inspiration.’
‘I liked the relaxed atmosphere.’
‘Knowledgeable tutor! Constructive criticism and time for everyone’s work to be heard and critiqued. Also, good to remember that we are “inventing the truth” – this is such a useful, freeing idea!’

‘Positive environment, great teacher, interesting group.’

‘Constructive criticism... Max is very positive and encouraging.’

Bookings for Inventing the Truth: The Next Level course:

aureliusproductions@gmail.com  | Tel/WhatsApp: +44 7752 142526

Aurelius Productions is registered as a Community Interest Company with Companies House. Company registration number: 9200124

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