Welcome to Writing Events Bath. Alex and Jude have been organising creative writing workshops and groups for writers of all levels and experience since 2008. Venues are in local bookshops, cafes and other great locations in Bath. We offer workshops on writing novels and short stories led by published authors from different genres e.g. literary, historical, crime, romance, flash fiction, childrens' and young adult. Check out our Speakers Page to see our list of authors
We also tutor weekly creative writing groups and hold sessions with experts on using the media and self publishing. Each year we organise a popular event where writers can pitch to an agent.
Please email to join our mailing list and keep informed. [email protected] (we never give your email to anyone else).
We sponsor the £50 Acorn Award for unpublished writers for the 2015 Bath Short Story Award. 2015 competition now closed. Longlist posted June 23rd, shortlist, June 30th bathshortstoryaward.co.uk
Thanks to all who came to our workshop to raise funds for Nepal, we raised £230 now donated via ShelterBox.org
SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER IN BATH LIBRARY - PITCH TO AN (LITERARY) AGENT SESSION. DETAILS COMING SOON WITH EARLY BIRD OFFER.
6 CREATIVE WRITING GROUPS IN BATH LIBRARY
10 places left...
Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm £90 (confirmation on payment)
8th October, 15th Oct, 22nd Oct, 29th Oct - weeks break - 12th Nov. 19th Nov.
All sessions have to be paid for and we are sorry not to offer refunds for missed sessions, however you are welcome to pass your place onto a friend if you wish.
Our creative writing sessions are suitable for both beginner and advanced writers and there is an informal friendly atmosphere. We introduce writing exercises to motivate, inspire and keep you going. Please read some comments about our groups below! We love to bring writers together and look forward to meeting you.
You can use any credit or debit card to pay and you do not need a paypal account. We will be notified when you have paid and then your place will be confirmed by email. If you have any problems or prefer to pay by cheque please contact us. Thank you
SAVE THE DATE - SATURDAY OCTOBER 17TH... PITCH TO AN (Literary) AGENT WORKSHOP..DETAILS COMING SOON with early bird offer. (Pitch can be for a novel, short story collection or a non-fiction idea orally) SO, GET writing!
Feedback from previous creative writing sessions at the library.
Just wanted to say thanks for the 4 week course, just finished. I found it really useful and empowering. AH
"Many thanks for guiding and inspiring us through the May workshops. You established such a comfortable yet energising atmosphere." IL, May 2014
"I wanted to let you both know I enjoyed the library group so much when I did it, found it inspiring in my quest to learn about writing, safe and supportive, welcoming and friendly. LK Nov, 2014
"Just wanted to email you to say how much I love your classes. Can't believe how much potential comes from each exercise, and how much confidence can arise on seeing what's produced. Thank you both so much." NJ
"Good group of people - no one hogging the limelight, as can happen! Alex and Jude are extremely pleasant, highly encouraging, intuitive, non-threatening and give excellent exercises - amazing how much writing we produce in the time." M.G.
"The classes seemed to 'loosen' me up from my fixed ideas about how to approach a piece of writing, and helped me trust that 'I had something worthwhile to write.' So I say, thank you so much to Jude and Alex for they listen and inspire and stimulate their students." N.W
Congratulations to Flora Jenner who won First Prize in the Young Crime Writer's competition run by the Bath Chronicle. Flora won a Kindle, a cup and a tour of the Keynsham Police Lock Up...Flora has come to several of our writing groups and we are thrilled for her.
Alex and Jude at the 2015 Bath Literary Festival.. Full house for 'Start that Novel'..
Many congratulations to Elinor Nash, artist and previously unpublished writer, who has won first prize in the 2014 Bath Short Story Award, judged by literary agent Lucy Luck, with her story 'Ghost Boy"! Elinor recently attended our creative writing groups in Bath Library and she acknowledges us for encouraging her to send off stories to competitions. To read all the winners', shortlisted and selected longlisted stories, you can buy the 2014 Bath Short Story Anthology on-line from Amazon, via www.bathshortstoryaward.co.uk or in Mr B's Bookshop and Topping