Cal teaches Writing Media and Intertexts at HE level. He also runs Creative Writing courses at Gower College Swansea.
Officially graded as ‘outstanding’, the course looks at the essentials of writing fiction – characters, setting and conflict, plus structure, story types and genre. The students start with an initial idea, which is developed into a one-page synopsis and then a detailed outline. With continuous workshops, the students write and re-write chapter by chapter, culminating in a finished story.
Teaching students from all around the world has provided Cal with a wealth of international experience, allowing him to see ways of life and situations many people would not get to see. Cal also gives talks to HE+ students. In learner forums, his talks have been described as ‘fantastic and inspiring’.