Guest authors are Mary Griese, C.M Stephenson, Andrea Harman and Debby Holt. The focus is on getting you writing with prompts for creative writing exercises. Beginners and experienced writers welcome.
Sold out.. please email to go on waiting list in case of any cancellations.
Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm September 19th, 26th and October 3rd and 10th. £72 for the four sessions (no refunds but you are welcome to send a friend in your place)
Whether you are writing short stories, a novel, a memoir or simply enjoy writing, these workshops aim to inspire and motivate. Beginners and experienced writers welcome. Come and meet other writers – we look forward to meeting you.
Sometimes we need a challenge to get writing – Here is mine.
For the next seven days, come up with one idea a day for a short story or a novel.
Are you sitting comfortably? Find a notebook and pen. Put on some music, close your eyes and let an idea drift into your mind. Sit there until an idea comes, it doesn’t have to be brilliant, any idea will do. Write a sentence describing it and then put your notebook away.
At the end of the week choose one of the sentences and give it a title. Focus on it and write a first short story draft or a rough synopsis for a novel. Keep the other ideas for another day.
WRITING SESSIONS FOR JUNE ARE SOLD OUT BUT THERE WILL BE MORE IN SEPTEMBER (Dates and venue to be confirmed but probably from the Thursday 19th Sept. for four weeks.. SO STAY IN TOUCH…)
Thursdays 24th and 31st January, and 7th and 14th February 2019 10.15am -12.15pm £72 Venue Hall&Woodhouse
SOLD OUT… Please email to go on waiting list and make sure you are signed up for emails so you are amongst the first to hear…
Four creative writing workshops with Alex and guest authors.
These sessions will be based around the theme of Aspects of Novel Writing – i.e. setting, plot, character and voice. Lots of hands on writing exercises to get you writing and fire the imagination. Beginners and experienced writers welcome. You don’t have to have started writing a novel, maybe you write short stories or simply enjoy being creative and meeting other writers. Sessions are fun and inform
Numbers limited No refunds for cancellations but send a friend instead policy!
Please email to enquire whether there are any places left, or to go on a waiting list. Thanks.
5 CREATIVE WRITING SESSIONS IN BATH LIBRARY with Alex and guests..
(Yes, back in the library until they revamp – hooray) THURSDAY MORNINGS 10.30AM-12.30PM – £90 FOR THE 5 SESSIONS NOW FULL PLEASE EMAIL TO GO ON WAITING LIST
SEPTEMBER 13TH, 20TH AND 27TH – A WEEKS BREAK THEN OCTOBER 11TH AND 18TH
THE FOCUS IN ON getting you writing with lots of prompts and exercises to give you ideas for novels or short stories. Each week a different guest speaker will join me and talk about their particular genre, what they are engaged in or about their writing life. These workshops are suitable for beginners or experienced writers. Informal. Come and meet other writers. Numbers are limited to 12 –
Guest writers who are joining me are Andrea Harman, Mary Griese, Ele Nash, James Ellis and Christine Mafarlane (not necessarily in that order!)
If flash fiction is your thing, then please scroll down to see what Jude has to offer.
No refunds i’m afraid but you can send a friend in your place.
Two memoir writing workshops with Alex — Thursday 1st February, 10.30-12.30 pm and Thursday 8th February 10.30-12.30 pm at Hall & Woodhouse, Bath . SOLD OUT Waiting list £52 FOR BOTH SESSIONS. Contact Alex
These two workshops with Alex, are for anyone interested in writing a memoir, or wants to in use their own life as material in a novel or short stories with plenty of writing exercises to trigger memories. We will also look at examples of different types of memoir. Continue reading →
To celebrate the launch of Margaret Attwoods The Testament on Monday 9th September 21.30 in Waterstones Bath – Submit a piece no longer than 1000 words to read out at Waterstones. Ten will be chosen. Themes are dystopia, feminism or the legacy of the Handmaid’s Tale. Email to submit by 3rd September firstname.lastname@example.org
(p.s. 3 places left on 4 week September creative writing group in Bath Library on Thursday mornings. Email to book)
Write a story which includes a dog. Give it a beginning, middle and end but keep the story to a time span of a few hours. Remember to include all the senses. And, give the story an imaginative title (for practice!)