September 2019 Newsletter

Hi there,

I hope you’ve had a lovely summer. I watched a flock of house martins feasting over a meadow this morning - a sure sign that autumn is on its way and time to stock up on paper and pencils for the new term. Our successful workshop The Four Elements of Creativity led by Andrew Wille is back by popular demand on Sat, Sept 28th. A shiny new workshop with Andrew follows on Sat 9th Nov, Finding Your Fire: A Four Elements workshop on writing and creativity. The workshops are designed for beginners in search of inspiration as well as experienced writers looking for fresh perspectives and new energy for their writing. Early bird prices available.

Over the break I’ve been trying to take the Isak Dineson approach to writing the second draft of my novel: “Write a little every day, without hope, without despair.” I’m really looking forward to our forthcoming creativity workshops for injection of vim and pep. I’ve also signed up for a beginners poetry writing course at The Poetry School. How’s your writing progressing?

Our monthly salons are starting soon at The Tea House Theatre Cafe and I can’t wait to see everyone. We kick off in the 23rd Sept with Diana Evans talking Identity and Belonging: Writing Character and Place. We’ll be celebrating our third birthday this September too. Thriller author Paul Burston will be discussing Psychological Thrillers: creating dark and addictive fiction on the 14th Oct. Then on Nov 4th, Little, Brown & Abacus Managing Director Richard Beswick is in the big leather chair for Being Edited and Being Published: what every writer needs to know. Our Christmas salon (guest TBC) is on Dec 2nd. Do come say hi!

Thanks for reading and hope we cross paths soon.



Summer stroll with Alfie

Summer stroll with Alfie

Actual books read this August versus the many books I hoped to read.

Actual books read this August versus the many books I hoped to read.

PS: Here’s a taste of what we offer in our creative writing workshops in this post from Andrew Wille.

Also: Isak Dineson and The Poetry School.