Upcoming events

Support your writing with our drop-in Ideas Generator sessions or on going Work In Progress series, or join us for a full day writing workshop. Scroll down for more information on each of our workshops. And if you fancy a full weekend of it, pop along to our Retreats page to find out when you can come hide away and write with us.

The Ideas Generator

One off workshops to get new words on the page

The Ideas Generator

Mon May 13th     7-8:30pm (Click here to book)
Mon June 3rd 7-8:30pm (Click here to book
HOURS Space, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD 

Our short burst, quick fire, energetic Ideas Generator sessions operate on a drop-in basis - buy a ticket, come along, get involved with activities devised to get your creative juices flowing, write, share, write some more.

These sessions have been described by previous participants as fun, challenging, inspiring, opening, healing, beautiful, unexpected. 

You'll be invited to engage with free-writing, setting words free, writing fear-wards, allowing new ideas to appear without the constraints of structure or the pressure of expectation. All words are welcome.

If you're looking to refresh your writing, find inspiration, get words off your chest, or kickstart a new project, this is the workshop for you.

£12.50 per session.
Booking essential. Click here to save your space.

All of our Ideas Generator sessions take place
@ HOURS Space, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD 

Work in Progress

Fortnightly workshopping sessions to help you develop your writing

Work in Progress

Thursdays  7:30-9:30pm April 25th, May 9th and 23rd (NB this session will be led by a guest facilitator), June 6th and 20th, July 4th  FULLY BOOKED

Wednesdays 10am-12pm  May 1st and 15th, June 5th and 19th, July 3rd and 17th  (Please note the dates - this series is not a regularly fortnightly thing!) Click here to book

@ HOURS Space, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD 

This series of six sessions is designed to help you develop a piece of creative prose writing - short stories, novel extracts and memoir all welcome. 

With regular meetings, small workshop groups and (super strict!) deadlines, we'll help you keep your writing on track. You'll offer feedback on other people's work and receive focused critique as the weeks progress. You'll be expected to produce 1000-2000 words for each session.

We'll also provide clear guidance on how to critique other people's work and suggest approaches to editing your own. Come and reap the rewards of doing the work!

NB Although this is a face-to-face course, you will need to type your work and to have access to email. You will also need either a laptop or the ability to print out work for each session.

Booking essential - limited places available

@ HOURS Space, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD 

One Day Workshops

Focus on skills and strategies to make your writing shine

Character Alchemy

Sunday June 23rd - 10am-4pm
Redland Library, Whiteladies Road, Bristol £45/60

In this one-day workshop with portrait poet Beth Calverley (founder of The Poetry Machine) and WriteClub's Alison Powell, you'll learn to distill your words and create spellbinding characters that leap off the page.

You'll examine the poet's craft and bring those tools to your prose, and you'll also be transforming prose to poetry - magic!

Ideal for poets and prose-writers alike, this workshop is designed to:
* help you imagine new characters
* develop and depict existing characters in your work
* explore the tools that poets use to find the very best words
* give you the skills to confidently edit your writing
* allow you space to share your new work with a supportive group. 

Whether you're a complete beginner, or knee-deep in your work-in-progress, you're bound to find something in this one-day masterclass to refresh and uplift your writing. 

Come and hold your work up to the light.
Booking essential.

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If you'd like to make sure that you're kept in the loop, ping us an email to hellowriteclub@gmail.com and demand to be added to our mailing list. We send out monthly emails with details of our upcoming clubs, plus listings of events in the local area.

Small Print

* WriteClub tickets are non-refundable, except if the event is cancelled by order of the event management. Please make sure you have received an electronic version of your ticket when you book - if it doesn't arrive, email hellowriteclub@gmail.com. Tickets may not be copied or printed more than once. Each ticket is numbered and has a unique QR code. Entry will refused for duplicate tickets.

If you are unable to make a session you have booked for, please do contact us at hellowriteclub@gmail.com. If we have a waiting list, we will contact them to see if we can re-sell your ticket!