Usually our workshops take place somewhere comfy with a glass in hand, but during the pandemic we’ve been meeting on Zoom, sharing work online and feeding back via email. It’s still fun though you have to provide your own wine.

Kickstart your creativity for 2021 and start on a new idea at our January Writers’ Room workshops 1 – 4 pm Saturday 22nd. We have guest tutors, hot topics, practical exercises and professional feedback for all kinds of writers. There’s also a new Reading Hour 8pm Tuesdays mid-month to catch up and share work.

Writers’ Block? Stuck on 40,000 words? Try our monthly Novelists’ Survival Group with Ardella Jones and sort out your plot problems, working practice, synopsis and much more 7 – 10.00 pm first Monday each month. By application only. One place available only. Submit a chapter and a synopsis to

Ardella & Jo finally get to do lunch after 18 months

Writers’ Room in Spain takes place 7 – 9pm every Thursday in a centrally-located apartment with sofas and spectacular views in Gaucin, but of course we’ll be doing ‘safe writing’ on Zoom during the Coronavirus crisis, ask tutor Jo Hepplewhite for details:


Fliss Chester (photo by Capture It Ltd)

Chalk the Sun alumnus Fliss Chester launched  her cosy crime  series Fen Churche Murders  this year. Set in post-war Europe they feature a cross-word loving heroine with an interesting love-life. The second in the series Night Train to Paris is out now.  Fliss attended evening classes with Ardella and Jo in Balham before moving out of London, getting married, joining her husband in his wine importing business and renovating an old cottage -– proving that you’re never too busy to get that manuscript finished!

A perfect lockdown read accompanied by a glass of French wine!

Tales from The Two Puddings Wins Best Doco Award

Sunchalker Rob West’s documentary about East End pub and iconic music venue The Two Puddings in Stratford has won Unrestricted View Best Documentary 2017 award. The film, directed by Rob, was screened last year at selected PictureHouses. Look out for a cameo performance from Writers’ Room regular Jim!  Congratulations!



Living in Interesting Times…

December 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Living in Interesting Times…

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