Writers' Room - 10 sessions

    This mixed-level Writers' Room is perfect for people who want to experiment with different ideas and receive professional feedback in between writing at home.

    Reading & Writing course

    Ten session course

    Beginners welcome

    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 10 sessions (discounted) you can use them flexibly over 15 months to fit in with holidays, weddings and weekends away.

    We have our regular writer/tutor Ardella Jones plus visiting writers, editors and screenwriters such as crime novelist Claire McGowan or children's editor Simona Sideri . 7th October is a special on dialogue with novelist Sheena Joughin.

    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.

    Now you can

    • Set the scene for your story; Structure your story, plot and theme
    • Develop credible characters;
    • Get professional feedback on your work.


    Just bring a pen and paper, laptop or tablet and your imagination!

    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.

    Obby Guarantee

    We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.

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    Class location

    The Trafalgar Arms, Tooting

    148-156 Tooting High Street

    SW17 0RT


    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

    Age limit or other requirements

    18 plus as we meet in a pub

    Flexible cancellation policy

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