Chris taught creative writing for many years and at many places, including the University of Warwick, City University (London), the City Lit in London and the University of Sussex. At the University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education, he ran classes and workshops as well as annual summer schools on creative writing and theatre. For Oxford University International Programmes, he taught students from Berkeley, Duke University, Florida State University and the University of North Carolina, an experience that was invaluable when he was appointed Director of the International Summer School at the University of Sussex.
Between 2009 and 2014 Chris wrote four books on creative writing for Hodder & Stoughton.
Your Evening Class in Creative Writing is an interactive text that includes 10 CDs of thoughts on writing commentary and exercises.
In 2004 he was also part of the Oxford University lecture team of (below) Dr Angus Hawkins, Chris Sykes, Astronomer Royal Sir Arnold Wolfendale and Dr David Griffiths, on board the QM2 for its maiden transatlantic voyage from Southampton to New York.
Chris is currently Director of the International Summer School at the University of Sussex.