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Summer of Writing: Saturday workshops

Make your wishes for next year's Summer of Writing

The wishlist is open from September 2018 to February 2019

About the Summer of Writing: Every summer, in July and August, I run five one-day workshops to inspire and develop your writing. It's the perfect time of year for writing in parks, gardens, pub gardens, and meadows - treat yourself and make it fun. If you can, I suggest you block off a full weekend for each workshop, so you can use the Sunday to write. If you can book a week or two off work, just for writing, all the better!

These full-day writing workshops are filled with creative, practical exercises. Each workshop can stand alone; I also make sure the five workshops together create a natural flow-through. All the workshops are multi-level suitable for both beginners and experienced writers and for most of the workshops you have the option to create new ideas or to develop a work in progress.

How we choose the workshops: I say "we" because it's collaborative - you can put forward ideas and requests, and you vote for which workshops from the long list run. From now until February, you can add your ideas to the wish-list. In February, I'll collect your requests together with my own ideas and previous workshops, as a long list, so people can vote for which ones run. Around April, I choose the 5 workshops with the most votes, and you can start booking for the ones you want.

Add to the wish-list: I'd love to know what's on your workshop wish-list. Tell me what writing workshop you're longing to go on, if only it existed, and I'll see if I can make it for you. In 2018, three new workshops came from assorted requests on the wishlist. You can also use this form just to add your details if you want updates of workshops and other courses.

You can also read my Tips for a Summer of Writing and read more about What it's like.

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Summer of Writing: Saturday workshops


Summer Saturdays, 10am – 4pm


Upper Wolvercote (North Oxford). There's free parking, a great bus route (#6), and beautiful canal-side walking routes.


The workshops start at £60 each; the more you book, the less you pay per workshop.

1 workshop £65 each
2 workshops £60 each
3+ workshops £55 each

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