Welcome to WriteClub!

STOP PRESS: It's WriteClub's birthday!

We’ve been running WriteClub for THREE whole years! Wow! That’s three years of planning and sharing regular workshops, encouraging writers to get words on the page and supporting you with your novels, short stories and memoirs.

We reckon that deserves a celebration! With cocktails!!

So you are cordially invited to join us for WriteClub’s 3rd Birthday Bash on Saturday 30th March from 7-9pm (and later!) at Alchemy 198, Gloucester Road. We’re planning a splendid evening of readings and drinkings, and though we usually insist that what happens in WriteClub stays in WriteClub, for this one night only, we invite you to come and make your words public! If you’d love to read - a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a section from your novel - give us a shout asap and we’ll add you to the list of readers. Invite your friends and family to come and meet your secret tribe, and get out of your laptop/notebook for an evening to celebrate your work.

Entry is free, but numbers are limited, so please do pop along to our online shop and bagsy your space, so we know who to expect on the night.

The first rule of WriteClub is nobody talks about WriteClub...

Except that makes it a bit tricky when it comes to telling you about how fantastic and exciting and inspiring WriteClub is, so we are a little more flexible about this rule than other clubs whose titles happen to rhyme with ours! 

What happens at WriteClub?

As you might expect, WriteClub is a space where you can come and WRITE! We run sessions designed for you to find inspiration, to get your pens moving and meet like-minded people. Our regular Ideas Generator sessions offer timed writing activities and opportunities to share new words. And our Work in Progress sessions run over six fortnightly sessions to give you the time, support and skills you need to develop a piece of writing. We also run One day Workshops and Weekend Retreats designed to help you dive deep into your work.

Your experienced facilitator Alison Powell is a widely published, award winning writer who will devise a range of innovative activities and exercises to stimulate your imagination and get creative juices flowing. In workshops and drop in sessions you can expect a bit of movement, improv and possible silliness, writing prompts and instant feedback. You're likely to leave each session buzzing with words and ideas. All pretty marvellous really!

See what other people have said about their WriteClub experiences on our 'What they say' page.

Who is WriteClub for?

Everyone is welcome at WriteClub - whether you're an old hand scribbler, with stacks of stories to your name, or you haven't written more than a shopping list in years, if you have a desire to get words on the page, you are in the right place. See our Upcoming events page or visit our online shop for booking.

Email us at hellowriteclub@gmail.com to join our mailing list, follow us on Twitter @hellowriteclub or join our Facebook group to connect with our writing community.

I look forward to writing with you soon!

love and laughter,

Alison xxx