Writing Matters - kickstart your writing

Writing Matters is a half-day workshop designed to get you writing. Whether you want to make time to write short stories, having a burning urge to write a novel, or you want to commit to journalling more regularly - this workshop will get you on your way.

Working with award-winning writer and experienced writing coach Alison Powell of WriteClub you will:

  • Get to the heart of what you really want to write
  • Set goals for your writing months ahead
  • Discover effective strategies for sticking to them
  • Figure out how to protect your writing time
  • Experiment with different ways of writing
  • Get started on a range of potential articles, stories, poems, journal entries and more

Alison will provide writing prompts throughout the session and give you space to write and share your words (if you want to!). She will also provide a fantastic reading list, designed to support new writers and set you up with suggestions about where to send your work.

Alison has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa, is one of twenty Writers at Work at the Hay Festival, and has undertaken residencies with National Theatre Wales and Liminal Residencies. Her writing has been published in various anthologies and magazines. She has been listed in awards including the Bath Short Story Award, the Reflex Fiction Award, and the Bridport Prize.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £45
Student £35
Concession £35

What people are saying

Derek Catterall
Jan 2023

A short fun and informative course on how to stop procrastinating and begin your memoir.
Alison ...

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Amanda Huskisson
Jan 2023

It was great to be in a room with other writers, all with differing goals and experience. Ali run...

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Rowen Campbell
Jan 2023

I really enjoyed this workshop. Al's style is easy-going and she shares a lot of knowledge and ex...

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Nichole Villeneuve
Jan 2023

Thanks for a brilliant workshop! Inspiring, informative and fun.

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • WriteClub swag


  • WiFi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Please take a lateral flow test on the day of the workshop. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive, please do not attend

On the day

  • Bring a notebook and pen
  • Check the Windmill Hill City Farm website for directions and parking info.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Alison Powell

Alison runs WriteClub. She’s a creativity coach and an award-winning writer.

Besides running writing masterclasses that help nurture new talent, Alison runs regular open mic nights that celebrate work from established and emerging writers.

Alison’s work has been published in various anthologies and magazines. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. Bringing years of experience as a secondary English and Drama teacher to the table. As a fully fledged INLPTA certified Master Practitioner of NLP and coaching - Alison certainly has a few tools to help her get the best out of her student’s writing!

Alison believes expressive writing has the power to transform lives. Her love of poetry and story, along with her enthusiasm for helping people find the best in themselves are reflected in her positive, lively and welcoming teaching style. Alison will ensure you find all the support you need to get your words down on the page.

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