Words Away

Words Away aims to bring writers together in a creative environment to explore the writing process. We hold monthly salons at the Tea House Theatre Cafe, in London and host creative writing retreats at Rathfinny Wine Estate, East Sussex. Through our Salons we offer a focused exploration on a particular topic with a chance to exchange ideas and ask questions in a friendly setting.

Be inspired. Develop and nurture your craft. Meet other writers. Please join us, all welcome.


Words Away creative writing salons concentrate on the writing process.  Run by writers Kellie and Emma, every month we will invite a guest author to join you, the audience, in discussing a particular topic in writing, a genre, or a question of craft. 

Over tea, cake and a glass of wine, we’ll explore the challenges and opportunities, the difficulties and joys of writing, and the reality of being a writer. We hope you’ll come and join us. The Salons are held once a month on a Monday evening, 7.30pm at the Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HL. 


I am  really excited to be embarking on a new collaboration with book doctor and writing teacher, Andrew Wille.  Andrew was our guest in the first Words Away salon: Make Your Novel Shine.  I love Andrew's take on how to self-edit and polish writing and enjoy his unique blog posts on aspects of writing and craft.  The first workshop is on the 18th November and focuses on creativity.


Words Away is arranging a tutored creative writing retreat with award-winning author and teacher, Emma Darwin, staying at the Flint Barns on the Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston, Sussex in 2018

However much you love writing, and whatever your goals are, it can be so hard to clear the time, not to mention the mental and physical space, to get down to it. Words Away at Rathfinny offers you the chance to write in peace and to explore and develop your skills, in a supportive group of like-minded people.  You should leave with new skills and understanding, renewed energy and enthusiasm, and maybe even the seeds of a new story or two.