About Us

With a combined 60 years’ experience in the arts, creative writing and arts’ education, husband and wife team Susie and Phil Busby set up Budding Writers in 2019. Their aim is to provide face-to-face workshops and an online space where young people can explore their own creative processes, learning how to work independently in pursuit of personal writing ambitions – whatever they may be.

Phil Busby – E.N. (M) B.A. Hons, Arts Award Adviser – A playwright, singer-songwriter and author, Phil works in course development for The Writers Bureau, Manchester. Originally a psychiatric nurse, he studied Theatre at Dartington College of Arts before working across Europe for ten years as a performer, writer and workshop leader. 

Susie Busby – Principal of The Writers Bureau – Susie has been involved in creative writing training for 30 years. She is an experienced writing competition adjudicator and has a passion for literature, art, photography and astronomy.

Budding Writers is a Not-For-Profit Organisation