Creative Writing Workshops London/Now on Zoom

Online Creative Writing Workshops - All Levels
Opening at 6:00 PM
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Join us from wherever you are - we get writers joining us from Hawaii, London, France, Dubai, Scotland, Seattle, Florida, Texas and more!

3 exercises around top tip theme.

Write & read out or write & listen...

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This photo is from our 2020 (socially distanced) prizewinner's party.

Entries welcome from anybody who has ever done one of our workshops.

1. Register via Eventbrite - cost £5 entry (all proceeds split between the four winners).
2. Submi...

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About Stephanie Zia

Stephanie has worked in the arts all her life. Throughout the 1980s she was a production assistant, researcher and director on BBC TV Music & Arts documentaries. She has had two women's fiction novels published by Piatkus and two non-fiction books published by Hamlyn. She has...

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About CWWL & Diane Chandler

CWWL was established in 2017 by prize-winning novelist, Diane Chandler, and Stephanie Zia, novelist and publisher at Blackbird Books. Together we have hosted oodles of half-day kitchen-table workshops in West London and since lockdown we have gone online with our new,...

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At the filming of Chiswick Book Festival event Too Close To Home? Rachel Schofield chaired an interview on the craft of writing settings with Sunday TImes bestselling novelist Rosamund Lupton & CWWL's Diane Chandler. Watch as part of the Festival, streaming on Sat 12 Sept from Noon to 1pm. Diane ...

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Creative Writing Workshops on Zoom

  • Interactive Writing Workshops for Adults

    Unlock your creativity with our 1-hour online creative writing workshops: SMALL groups - Max 6 students. INTERACTIVE - These are 'live' Zoom classes: a mix of lectures, discussion & writing exercises with TWO published novelists as teachers. NO PRESSURE - Join in or sit & listen. Only speak or read out your exercise if you want to. FEEDBACK - Optional homework will be set. Complete if you wish and get feedback on your writing. FUN! - A shared experience, unlocking your creativity is exhilarating. STAND-ALONE - Try one! If you enjoy it, sign up for another...
  • Creative Writing Workshops, Online Group 'Read out your work' Sessions

    Bring your WIP Work in Progress and read to the group (Max 4). Get feedback. Get written feedback from both tutors after workshop. 1.5hrs.


a month ago
I've absolutely loved these workshops! Friendly, fun and open with fantastic feedback and opportunities to really develop your writing. Diane and Stephanie have been incredibly helpful with offering tips and advice both during workshops and as part of follow up homework exercises. Highly recommended!
- Amanda O
a month ago
I attended the beginners workshops on character, plot and dialogue during lockdown. They were brilliant. The small group sizes and no pressure to read made for the perfect place to practice. Diane and Stephanie are great teachers, they shared many useful tips and exercises to help my writing. I particularly enjoyed the insightful feedback they provided. I have caught the bug and will definitely return!
- James F
a year ago
I have been to several of Diane & Steph's classes and each one has been both a fun and thought-provoking experience. There's something about the relaxed atmosphere they create which helps to loosen the anxieties of writing and I have found that effect continues well after the course. The latest course 'Deeper into Plot' gave some very useful tips on scene construction and the importance of defining a clear literary purpose. Highly recommended. They deserve all the 5 stars.
- Chris L

Unlock your creativity - 1 hr workshops

Fun creative writing, interactive 'live' workshops with 2 published novelists as tutors. Small class sizes (max 6) ensure individual attention. Tues and Thurs evenings at 18.30, £20.00 per stand-alone class. Try one. If you enjoy, try another!

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Business Hours

Mon:6:00 – 7:00 PM
Tue:6:00 – 7:00 PM
Thu:6:00 – 7:00 PM
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