Writers' Room - 5 sessions

    Writing workshop for beginners in London - share your ideas and work and get feedback on it from other practitioners and from the teacher.


    Reading & Writing class hosted by Chalk the Sun

    Beginners welcome

    Two session course

    The Trafalgar Arms, SW17


    What you'll learn

    This mixed-level Writers' Room in Tooting is perfect for people who want to experiment with different forms and ideas and receive professional feedback in between writing at home. We meet once a month and if you book 5 sessions you can use them flexibly over 8 months to fit in with holidays, weddings and weekends away.

    In this class - we'll be looking at characters on 2nd September and on 7th October novelists Sheena Joughin will be examining use of dialogue.

    Join Chalk the Sun on the first Saturday of every month for this drop in Writers' Room and get some professional insight into what you have been writing.

    Topics vary from month to month and cover all aspects of creative writing from basic scene setting and character creating to more advanced topics such as handling voice and viewpoint or interweaving plot and theme.

    Students can ask to cover specific areas like poetry or writing a radio play. Guest tutors such as crime novelist Claire McGowan or children's editor Simona Sideri sometimes teach these sessions.

    Now you can

    • Set the scene for your story;
    • Develop credible characters;
    • Get professional feedback on your work.

    Did you know?

    Alfred Hitchcock was so worried about preserving the surprises in Psycho that he bought all remaining copies of Robert Bloch's original novel ahead of the film premier.


    Notes

    Just a notebook and pen or tablet, and a willingness to share creative work.


    Age limit or other requirements

    18 plus as we meet in a pub. We welcome beginners and more experienced writers.


    Class location

    The Trafalgar Arms, Tooting

    148-156 Tooting High Street

    SW17 0RT

    London



    Dates & times

    Sat 7 Oct, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (all sessions)

    Sat 2 Dec, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sat 6 Jan, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sat 3 Feb, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Sat 4 Nov, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (all sessions)

    Sat 7 Oct, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.


    About your host, Chalk the Sun

    Creative writing courses, sharing brilliant ideas with other imaginative people.

    Ardella Jones heads up a team of writers, editors and producers who teach creative writing with a difference. Tired of trying to teach creative writing courses in dreary Adult Education Institutions, she set up her own school with fellow writer Jo Hepplewhite where they could teach in a relaxed environment without the bureaucracy and next to a nice bar with comfy sofas.

    Chalk the Sun don’t just ‘thank the group for sharing’, they provide constructive criticism and inspiring tuition whether you want to experiment with fiction or drama for the first time, or you want to publish a novel with a view to publication.

    Find us:

    • Just a stone’s throw away from Tooting Broadway

    Contact host


    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.