What we're about

If you live in Sussex, particularly Mid Sussex and you are interested in creative writing, you've come to the right place. Whether you want help telling your story, you'd love to write more poetry, you want to connect with other writers, or are interested in writing for wellbeing or therapy, I'm sure we have a workshop, event or Meetup you'll love. If you're not sure where to start, email: hello at honeyleafwriting dot com or message me (Mel Parks) on here.

Creative writing and writing for wellbeing workshops in Forest Row, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Lewes.

Upcoming events (5+)

Becoming a Writer - Evenings

brambletye hotel

£20.00

A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. I will also be guided by the people who attend. We will have a chance to take things slowly; you can ask questions and get gentle, encouraging feedback on your work as well as practise writing together and reading out (if you want to). This will be a set course, but if you can't attend them all, let me know. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words, whether you’ve been writing for a while or are dipping your pen in ink for the first time in years. I will bring exercises and prompts to write together and share (if you want to). There will be time each week for gentle feedback on writing prepared at home. We will also explore writing techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. These workshops are for you if you: – have always wanted to write but don’t know where to start – have been scribbling in a notebook and wonder if these ideas could turn into something else – could do with some help bringing your writing alive. I will share techniques, tools and tips to help: – your writing flow – bring your writing alive – create a writing habit – you understand what works well in a piece of writing – experiment with language – you feel part of a writing community. There will be plenty of: – fun exercises, writing together and reading out (if you feel comfortable) – suggestions of things to try inbetween the weekly sessions – a toolkit of ideas, resources and exercises you can return to at home – gentle guidance as you gain confidence in your writing – tea and coffee to keep those words flowing. What to bring: Paper, pens and a willingness to try new things. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email [masked] if you'd like to book or you have any questions. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.

Becoming a Writer - Life Writing

Forest Row Sports Memorial Pavilion

£20.00

Thursday mornings 10-12, Forest Row, life writing. During the first term in 2019, we'll focus on writing from life - how to represent the emotional truth, bringing your writing alive and how to create an engaging piece of writing from real events and people. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words, whether you’ve been writing for a while or are dipping your pen in ink for the first time in years. I will bring exercises and prompts to write together and share (if you want to). There will be time each week for gentle feedback on writing prepared at home. We will also explore writing techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. These workshops are for you if you: – have always wanted to write but don’t know where to start – have been scribbling in a notebook and wonder if these ideas could turn into something else – could do with some help bringing your writing alive. I will share techniques, tools and tips to help: – your writing flow – bring your writing alive – create a writing habit – you understand what works well in a piece of writing – experiment with language – you feel part of a writing community. There will be plenty of: – fun exercises, writing together and reading out (if you feel comfortable) – suggestions of things to try inbetween the weekly sessions – a toolkit of ideas, resources and exercises you can return to at home – gentle guidance as you gain confidence in your writing – tea and coffee to keep those words flowing. What to bring: Paper, pens and a willingness to try new things. All workshops are £20 with discounts for block booking. Email [masked] to book. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.

Monthly Story Workshop / HoneyLeaf Writing

The Bookshop, Tudor House

£20.00

We will generate story ideas, explore characters and story worlds, sharpen dialogue and look at elements of story structure. You will learn through a range of writing exercises and prompts, writing together, sharing what you write (if you want to) and listening to each other. There will be no feedback on what you choose to share. Beginners are welcome. Whether you want to write stories in fiction, creative non-fiction, journals or blog posts, this workshop will help you discover and trust your own unique voice. Cost: £20 per workshop with discounts for block booking. Email: [masked] to book a place.

Becoming a Writer - Evenings

brambletye hotel

£20.00

A set of six evening creative writing workshops for beginners. We will cover language, bringing your writing alive, creating characters, building a story world and point of view. I will also be guided by the people who attend. We will have a chance to take things slowly; you can ask questions and get gentle, encouraging feedback on your work as well as practise writing together and reading out (if you want to). This will be a set course, but if you can't attend them all, let me know. Becoming a Writer is a weekly creative writing workshop to nurture and encourage your words, whether you’ve been writing for a while or are dipping your pen in ink for the first time in years. I will bring exercises and prompts to write together and share (if you want to). There will be time each week for gentle feedback on writing prepared at home. We will also explore writing techniques to develop your ability to express yourself on the page. These workshops are for you if you: – have always wanted to write but don’t know where to start – have been scribbling in a notebook and wonder if these ideas could turn into something else – could do with some help bringing your writing alive. I will share techniques, tools and tips to help: – your writing flow – bring your writing alive – create a writing habit – you understand what works well in a piece of writing – experiment with language – you feel part of a writing community. There will be plenty of: – fun exercises, writing together and reading out (if you feel comfortable) – suggestions of things to try inbetween the weekly sessions – a toolkit of ideas, resources and exercises you can return to at home – gentle guidance as you gain confidence in your writing – tea and coffee to keep those words flowing. What to bring: Paper, pens and a willingness to try new things. The cost is £20 per workshop or £110 for all six. Email [masked] if you'd like to book or you have any questions. Workshops are run by Mel Parks, experienced freelance writer, NAWE member, fully insured and DBS checked.

Past events (108)

HoneyLeaf Monthly Poetry Workshops

The Bookshop, Tudor House

$20.00

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