Due to COVID-19 and ever-changing government guidance, please be mindful of current guidance for the venue. This could include wearing face masks, using hand sanitiser, following one-way systems, etc. Normally, this guidance will be communicated to you at the time of booking or else in an email/message shortly before the event. If you have any doubts or questions, please get in touch or speak directly to the venue. On the day, please be patient and follow all guidance from venue staff.

Please DO NOT ATTEND if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been advised to self isolate for any reason.

What should I expect on the day?

Our writing workshops are designed to be relaxed, supportive and welcoming environments for writers of all abilities. Workshops are usually comprised of short writing exercises and opportunities for participants to share their work, if they wish – there is no pressure to do this.

Do I need to bring anything?

Enthusiasm, an open mind, and your favourite notepad and pen/pencil! Tea/coffee is usually provided (please see individual workshop listings for details).

If you prefer to work on a laptop or otherwise, please include this information when booking so that provision can be made where possible.

Is the workshop suitable for my ability/genre/skill level?

Most workshops are suitable for writers of all levels; some are particularly suited to beginners or those who are looking to develop their writing confidence. Please see individual workshop listings for details.

If you have any questions or are unsure about whether a particular workshop will be suitable for you, please get in touch.

How do I book and pay for my workshop?

This will depend on the workshop and venue. Please see individual workshop listings for details.

The workshop I want to attend is fully booked! What now?

In order that everyone can participate and enjoy their workshop, group numbers are usually kept small. As a result, workshops can book up quickly. Once a workshop becomes fully booked, you may be given the option of being placed on a waiting list. Otherwise, please check back nearer the time in case of cancellations.

Is the workshop venue fully accessible?

Each workshop is unique, just like you. If you have any access needs and are unsure about the suitability of the venue, please contact the venue for more information before booking. Please advise at the time of booking if you have any accessibility needs, and we will do our best to accommodate these.

Do you offer concessionary rates?

Firstly, thank you for supporting this small local business! Workshop prices are set as low as possible to cover costs and in an attempt to run a viable business. Some workshops are offered for free or at a reduced rate, and this will normally be detailed on the individual workshop listing.

I’ve booked a place at a workshop but now I can’t attend. What do I do?

If you are unable to attend your workshop, please check your tickets/booking information and contact the appropriate person/organisation as soon as possible. Refund and cancellation information (where applicable) is normally included in your original booking information.

What happens if my workshop is cancelled?

Once a workshop date has been set, we will try our best to run it! If, despite our best efforts, a workshop is unable to go ahead, we will let you know as soon as possible. Please see your original booking information/ticket for full details, or contact the venue/host.

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions, please get in touch!

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