Creative Writing Workshops London...

* News from CWWL *

 

Our Summer Competition 2021 will soon be open!

 

We'll be receiving entries from anyone who has ever done one of our workshops - around my kitchen table or online. How to enter:

 

1. Register via Eventbrite - cost £5 per entry (all proceeds split between the four winners). Deadline 30th May. [link coming soon]

 

2. Submit the first chapter of your novel / memoir, or a short story. Maximum 3,000 words. Deadline 18th July.

 

3. Join us for an awards ceremony in Chiswick in early September 2021 to meet other writers and hear if you've won!


 EVER FANCIED CREATIVE WRITING?

  

Together, publisher, Stephanie Zia, and I run

 Creative Writing Workshops London

 

"There's something about the relaxed atmosphere they create

which helps to loosen the anxieties of writing" 

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  "I wouldn't recommend them if I didn't totally trust them... they are a class act"

 

Throughout the summer of 2021 we'll be running fortnightly

Writing Workouts.

Three back-to-back exercises, headed up by a top writing tip shared by one of us. Dates and booking links below

 

 We limit all workshops to just 6 participants. 

Our trademarks are : 

 

Interactive - a mix of mini-lectures, discussion and exercises. Join in or sit and listen. You never have to read out, unless you want to

 

Inspirational - suitable for beginners and for any writer who would like a creative boost 

 

Stand-alone - try a class and, if you enjoy it, you may want to come back for more!

 

NB. We only teach adults 

Since 2017, we have run a series of one-off, informal and engaging creative writing sessions. We have welcomed over 150 students around my kitchen table - many of them returning for our follow-up sessions. Now we have moved online - contact me - for more details

 

While we will write bits and pieces along the way, there will be NO PRESSURE TO SHARE unless you wish to. As our feedback illustrates :

 

"Exceeded my expectations...cosy, intimate, yet professionally run"

 

"Relaxed approach gave me the confidence to read aloud which I've never had before"

 

"Booked it as a treat for myself and what a treat it was!"

 

"An absolutely brilliant course. Clear, concise, full of humour" 

 

"The lovely style of the workshop leaders, complemented by knowledge"

 

"Such a vibrant and dynamic class!"

 

"Inspired me to get back to my writing and approach it in a different way."

 

"All the exercises were so imaginative. No pressure. Supportive environment"  

 

"Very calm atmosphere. Felt open to share my writings."

 

"Booked it as a treat for myself and what a treat it was!"

 

"Very warming and welcoming. Great brownies too!"

 

"No pressure to read work but the relaxed approach gave me the confidence to read aloud which I've never had before"

 

"A wonderful morning and intro to creative writing, I truly enjoyed myself. What a lovely bunch of people. I've written the first line of my novel on the bus home."

 

"The most exhilarating three hours I've spent in a long while"

 

"Put me in such a good mood for the rest of the day and filled me with confidence, I would love to do the next one"

 

"I would highly recommend you - cathartic is how I would describe my experiences and I loved it!"

 

A very supportive and safe environment to share."

 

"Make it regular? Would love to come back"

 

"Thank you for a great session yesterday, I am already hammering out the narrative structure."

 

"Perfect for someone taking baby steps in creative writing" 

 

"Techniques that I can walk away with and keep trying"

 

"You both created a nurturing, productive and inclusive environment... though you made it seem effortless it was an extremely well-planned and considered workshop and I learnt a lot whilst thoroughly enjoying myself, which is rare"

 

"Friendly and welcoming atmosphere... no pressure to share"

 

"Thank you for a fantastic and comprehensive beginners' course on creative writing. It was wonderful."

 

"Such a fab workshop, so much fun! Look forward to the follow-up."

 

"For someone taking baby steps in the world of creative writing, this was the perfect start... my mind is buzzing with ideas"

 

"Thank you - I went for lunch afterwards and found myself writing again"

 

"Became aware that I have more imagination than I thought, an extraordinary discovery. Felt safe to share."

 

"I'm going straight to the coffee shop to start writing!"

 

"Great way to get those creative juices flowing"

 

"For the first time I understand Show Not Tell!"

 

"Inspired me to write again"

 

"Eye-opening and inspirational morning ... worth every moment"

 

"Loved the playfulness of it"