What we're about

This is a group for new and experienced writers, artists and makers-or anyone wanting to incorporate creativity into their working lives. I'm an author & artist and I started this group because I love to meet fellow writers. And because I believe that the morning is the most inspirational part of the day.

Write and Shine classes offer the chance to carve out some writing time & start the day with a burst of creativity!

Join us for a 90-minute writing workshop, where I will guide you through exercises that wake you up with words. The group session is open to everyone, whether you are a new writer, an experienced writer, or just someone looking to incorporate some creativity into their day.

We will use the stuff of life to inspire new writing; think old London maps, photographs, Lego figures, dice or the morning Metro. You won’t be expected to share your writing, which offers great freedom and encourages all kinds of unexpected ideas to emerge.

We're a friendly bunch, and are classes are small - places are limited to 12.

We run weekly sessions in seasons with short breaks between each. That is, Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (September-November) & Winter (December-February).

Lots more info at: https://write-and-shine.com/

Upcoming events (4)

Write & Shine workshop on 'Memoir'—Rooftop Kitchen

Rooftop Kitchen

£19.00

Please book in advance to secure your place. Book your place on the Write & Shine website. (http://write-and-shine.com/) Or via Meetup. Start your day with a burst of creativity! The workshop will take place at Rooftop Kitchen in Marylebone, with the help of coffee, tea & delicious pastries. It is part of Write & Shine's springtime programme of morning creative writing activities. We're thrilled to welcome back non-fiction author Amber Massie-Blomfield as our guest tutor to lead a session all about writing memoir. Ideal for beginners & those needed a burst of creativity as we don't share any writing produced. The focus is on generating new material & tapping into your imagination in the morning. The price is £19 per workshop, including a hot drink & light breakfast. Please bring a notebook & pen. It's 9am arrival for[masked]am workshop. We also run online courses & writing retreats, plus a membership scheme which gives you'll have access to all our inspiring sessions. Find out more at http://write-and-shine.com/.

Write & Shine springtime writing retreat—Quaker Meeting House

Westminster Quaker Meeting House

£19.00

Please book in advance to secure your place. Book your place on the Write & Shine website. (http://write-and-shine.com/) Or via Meetup. * * * The springtime writing retreat will take place at Westminster Quaker Meeting House, with the help of coffee, tea & delicious pastries. It's time for you to work independently, using the time and space to develop your own writing. Write & Shine will provide a comfortable, peaceful setting, with tables & chairs, and a basket of inspiring writing books, objects & materials. Bring your work-in-progress or a blank notebook ready to fill. Before you arrive, you might like to set some specific goals for the retreat. Then you won't spend the first moments deciding what to do! Remember that in the morning, you’re more sensitive to the sights and sounds of the world. So it can be the best time to think & imagine, with afternoons more suitable for editing & researching. You are welcome to bring your laptop, as there are plenty of plug sockets. Wifi is available, but it can be temperamental! Please print, download or save any materials you need. The price is £19, including a hot drink & light breakfast. Please bring a notebook & pen. It's 7.15am arrival for[masked]am session. **Many people book direct via the Write & Shine website, so please note that the RSVPs for the event aren't always accurate!***

Write & Shine workshop on 'Plotting'—Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road

Waterstones Tottenham Court Road

£19.00

Start your day with a burst of creativity! The workshop will take place at Waterstones on Tottenham Court Road, with the help of coffee, tea & delicious pastries. It is part of Write & Shine's springtime programme of morning creative writing activities across London in peaceful locations. The theme of this session is about 'Plotting'. We'll think about how we plot our stories, frame our essays & create through lines in our poetry. Ideal for beginners & those needed a burst of creativity as we don't share any writing produced. The focus is on generating new material & tapping into your imagination in the morning. The price is £19 per workshop, including a hot drink & light breakfast. Please bring a notebook & pen. It's 9am arrival for[masked]am workshop. Please book in advance to secure your place. Book your place on the Write & Shine website. (http://write-and-shine.com/) Or via Meetup. *** We also run online courses & writing retreats, plus a membership scheme which gives you'll have access to all our inspiring sessions. Find out more at http://write-and-shine.com/.

Write & Shine workshop on puppetry—Quaker Meeting House

Westminster Quaker Meeting House

£19.00

Start your day with a burst of creativity! The workshop will take place at Westminster Quaker Meeting House in Leicester Square, with the help of coffee, tea & delicious pastries. It is part of Write & Shine's springtime programme of morning creative writing activities across London in peaceful locations. We have a wonderful guest tutor leading this session: Bronia Evers is a storyteller & puppeteer and will guide us through a session all about creativity & puppetry. Ideal for beginners & those needed a burst of creativity as we don't share any writing produced. The focus is on generating new material & tapping into your imagination in the morning. The price is £19 per workshop, including a hot drink & light breakfast. Please bring a notebook & pen. It's 7.15am arrival for[masked]am workshop. Please book in advance to secure your place. Book your place on the Write & Shine website. (http://write-and-shine.com/) Or via Meetup. *** We also run online courses & writing retreats, plus a membership scheme which gives you'll have access to all our inspiring sessions. Find out more at http://write-and-shine.com/.

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