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 Feb 4th                7-8:30pm 
(Click here to book)
Mon March 4th        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

Redland Library series: Wednesdays 16th, 30th Jan, 13th, 27th Feb, 13th 27th March - Click here to book

New Year series: Thursdays 17th, 31st Jan, 14th, 28th Feb, 14th, 28th March FULLY BOOKED - email to join waiting list hellowriteclub@gmail.com

@ HOURS Space, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD 

This series of 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!

Booking essential

@ HOURS Space, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD 

One Day Workshops

Focus on skills and strategies to make your writing shine

@ HOURS Space, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD 

Writing Resolutions

A one-day workshop to get you ready for the year ahead
Saturday 19th January 2019 10am-4pm
@ HOURS Space, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD 

Get set for a fantastic year of writing with this one-day goal setting workshop. We'll help you set your writing resolutions for 2019, focusing on what it is you really want to write and why. Ideal for new writers and old-hands alike, this workshop will encourage you to carve out time and space for regular writing.

We'll also get you started on some new ideas with exciting stimulus and prompts. And there'll be opportunities for your to share your words with a group of supportive, like-minded folk. Make your writing a priority in 2019. Come and set your resolutions!

Booking essential. £65 per person (Gift vouchers available on request). Click here to book now.

SParks and flames

Using research to inspire and enrich your writing
Saturday 16th Feb 2019 10am-1pm
@ HOURS Space, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD 

In this half day masterclass you will discover ways to make your research work for you. Find out how how effective research can fuel your writing, making it all rich and delicious and fiery. Take a look at ways to use research to inspire new projects and breathe life into the flames of existing projects. 

For her debut novel 'If I Die Before I Wake', Emily Koch interviewed doctors and nurses treating people with locked-in syndrome and learned to rock climb. She will present the whys and wherefores of good research, discussing which corners are worth cutting and how to make your fiction rock solid.

Alison Powell used her interest in the 1966 Aberfan mining disaster as a starting point for her prize-winning manuscript 'When the Mountain Swallowed the Morning'. She'll show you how following your own curiosity can lead you to fantastic characters and great stories.

Booking essential - click here to book .

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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!