The Curious Creative Writing Clubs

Aim of the Club: To provide inspirational prompts to encourage and empower members to nurture their own creative writing ideas and bring them to life on the page!

The gift of 1hr and 30 minutes, pure creative headspace to write and listen to like-minded people read out their stories too.

For people who work better with gentle direction and for those who are time poor and want to protect and schedule in focussed, creative writing time to make sure it happens.

I know that time is precious, so I want this to be quality, concentrated, straight to it writing time for you to get the most out of this class. But of course, you can then carry on in your own time (Pretend you are still on the class if you have to!).

Ethos: The Club will have a supportive, relaxed, and friendly feel, where you will feel safe and encouraged to share your writing, learn from others, and give useful feedback.

Each week as the Club evolves, I’ll introduce new ideas and different styles of writing to challenge your skills and help you to experiment and grow as a writer.

Quote from one of my participants, Annabel in the first Writing Club group

Structure: The timings will be flexible and dependent on numbers, but approximately:

  • Warm-up exercise
  • Main task
  • Reading out and feedback
  • Homework task, alternative option
  • Personal writing projects or homework reading out
  • Wrap up and sharing any book recommendations / tips etc

Cost – £6 per session, payable at least 2 days prior to class (by BACS), none-refundable unless ill and will be transferred to the next class.

Please note – A Whats Ap message will be sent a few days prior to class to confirm attendance and classes will only run if at least 2 members attend, up to a maximum of 6.

The Monday session , 7.30pm-9pm has just 1 place available

The Friday sessions, 6pm-7.30pm has 3 places left

However if this day and time doesn’t suit you, please still register your interest so I can place you on the waiting list for the next group (time tbc and determined by the participants availability).

How to join

Please register your interest below on the form, and I’ll be in touch asap.

Warriors Writing Club – for those who have survived cancer treatment

I’m really interested in setting up a writing group for cancer survivors, again it would be a small group of 6 with all the values and benefits of above, but as someone who has been through cancer and treatment last year, I know how powerful and therapeutic writing can be to navigate through the cancer experience and come out the other side in a better place, having processed what happened.

I also may include some journaling as the warm-up exercise, which may help just re-set and be ready for the creative experience, especially if you’ve had a tough day.

I always believe that having passion, purpose and a ‘focus’ in your life, as well as just the ‘cancer’ version of life, which consumes so much of it, is what got me through mentally. Anyone going through this knows that it is just as much of a mental battle as it is a physical one and so the writing challenges will be fun, and not not always centralised around the cancer experience, unless you choose to write about it in relation to the prompts, which of course is totally fine.

I just know from my experience, it was often a relief to look forward to something different, but in the company of like-minded people who understand.

This would be my way of doing something positive and helpful for a community who I have the upmost respect for. My friends call me a ‘warrior’ having been through treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma last year and whilst I don’t exactly feel like one, it’s a term of affection and fitting I think for this community – hence why I have called it the Warriors Writing Club.

If this appeals to you, or you know of someone who may benefit from such a group, please also get in touch via the form below or share this page to the relevant person, thank you

Please register your interest for either Writing Club, and ask any questions, via the form below.

Please see below for testimonials from the first Writing Club participants and also from attendees who have attended my previous Writing Workshops held at Miriam’s Kitchen Table.

Testimonials from the first Writing Club group

You have such an amazing energy Juliet, fabulous writing prompts and helpful and encouraging feedback. You were made for this and you have brightened up these lockdown days for me. I feel very lucky to have made it into your wring group, with such a lovely group of fabulous and friendly writers Annabel

I’m loving our writing group! It’s so lovely to have some dedicated time to focus on creative writing – Clair

I love doing the writing sessions with you, always end the day feeling inspired and excited about my writing! Your new club is just what I need to keep me motivated – Anna

As a newbie to the group last night, it was a first for me to join a writing group. I met a lovely warm and welcoming group of people and loved the chance to write and listen to the writing of othersJulie

I am LOVING the writing group, I was nervous at first having never done anything like this before – but the first two sessions have just been marvellous, with such thought provoking prompts and ideas. And what a truly supportive and encouraging group of peopleSue

I just love that I am writing again, it had been a while! So glad I started coming along – such great prompts Juliet and it’s the highlight of my week to spend time with other writers and hearing everyone’s work Carrie

Testimonials from previous writing workshops I delivered

‘I really enjoyed the session last week. Very energising and the quick-fire exercises really got the brain working! ‘I’m inspired to get started! Informal, stimulating and positive regardless of your starting point’ Carol

‘Inspiring, fun, helpful, and therapeutic’ – Claire
‘A Fun Workshop creating short pieces from memory and imagination’ – Sarah

I loved it, never thought I was any good at/ particularly enjoyed writing but you made it a joy! Here’s to many more. I enjoyed the way were guided through steps to accomplish different styles and having to do things really quickly without overthinking it.’ Miriam

‘I liked the time restrictions so you couldn’t over think and it was good to read it aloud in a group of like-minded people. Wonderfully, creative evening, will recommend! – Hazel

‘A lovely inspiring and warm place to explore and play with creativity’ – Clair

‘A chance to explore and tap into your creative self and have the luxury of the time to do it! I’ve realised I miss poetry, I’m going to start committing my prose to paper and I’m also going to be asking for a journal for my birthday next week!’ Jo

‘I learned that I can use random words to create poetry and lyrics and I enjoyed trawling through memories to create prose. The workshop left me feeling inspired, I feel a song coming on!’ Neil

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