Creative writing workshops

I have been teaching creative writing in a university setting for thirteen years and helped dozens of MA students and other new writers shape, refine and edit their novels and illustrated nonfiction texts for adults and young people. I’d be delighted to tailor workshops of between one hour and a full day to your group’s writing needs. These sessions are designed to generate new work in a friendly, supportive environment.

My next workshop is on Saturday 7th March 2020, 4.45pm-6.30pm. ‘Writing Geographies’ enables creative writers to explore space and place, map an emotional landscape and write to the borders and beyond.

This workshop is part of Artful Scribe’s Writers’ Day at beautiful God’s House Tower, Southampton. Book workshops with fellow novelists Claire Fuller and Susmita Bhattacharya, join our panel discussions, sign up for the open mic and hear poetry in performance with Mab Jones. Attendees can also book a 15-minute manuscript surgery. Some events are free. Workshops £12.50 each. All-day tickets cost £35. Click here to book or find out more.

If you would like to hear about future workshops, please contact me via the form at the bottom of the page.

What attendees have said about my ‘Writing Naturally’ workshops:

‘A very valuable and helpful session on starting and generating high quality fiction. This session will definitely guide the structure and writing of my next story.’ Workshop attendee Peter Owen

‘I really enjoyed the pace at which Judith led us firmly but freely through inspirational exercises. I saw new ways of expressing characters and point of view, all wrapped up in a beginning, middle and end feel to the day!’ Workshop attendee Emma Latham

Did the teacher say ‘Resonance’! This course will resonate with me as a writer. So enjoyed it!’ Workshop attendee Rita Antoinette Borg

Reader reports

If you would like a reader’s report on your manuscript, or a report on the first three chapters plus synopsis only, or some manuscript development support, please send me a message via the contact form outlining number of words and genre, along with an email address and a brief note about the type of support you are seeking. We can then discuss your needs and I’ll be happy to provide a quote. If I don’t think I’m the right person for your project, I will say so.

Typical workshop fees

£100 plus travel for one-hour session
£225 plus travel for a half-day session
£375 plus travel for a full day session