Chalk the Sun
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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.
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.
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.
Ardella Jones heads up the team of writers at Chalk the Sun and writes fiction and scripts including the Radio 4 comedy panel game The Labour Exchange and the cult 3D animation, Bunny Maloney. Also an experienced comedy writer, she spent ten years as a stand up comedian and won the New Names of 92 award at the Edinburgh Fringe for 'Cooking with Ken and Ard'. Ardella writes and edits for Bradwell Books.
Spaces are limited to 14 people, so get your name on the list so you don’t miss out.
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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.
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