The Complete Creative Writing Course

offers professional, inspirational courses in creative writing at all levels. Courses start in October, January and April with a choice of Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from £295 per six-week course. For details and dates visit the website.

Courses are held at The Groucho Club, Soho, and other central London locations.


Loose Muse

is London’s only regular event for women writers of all genres. Includes two guest features, plus open mic. See the website for events outside London.

£6 (£5).

Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London.

8pm, every second Wednesday of the month.

South West


Want to write great roles for women? No time to write? Friday or Saturday mornings. An oasis of creativity in a mobile free zone.
Emerging Writers: Saturday afternoons, monthly.'s on/workshops. Writing for Stage: Beginners welcome. Wednesdays, 7pm. Contact

North East

mslexia: Meet the Editors at Waterstones Newcastle

An ideal event for North East writers looking to get their work noticed.

mslexia has teamed up with Waterstones Newcastle to host a Meet the Editors event, an informal evening with influential regional independent presses. Hosted by Debbie Taylor this insightful Q&A gives the audience the chance to pose their questions to regional industry experts. Our special guests, Neil Astley, (Bloodaxe Books) Ed Handysides (Myrmidon Books), Degna Stone (Butchers Dog) and Thomas Ball, (Sacristy Press) will be on hand during the evening to give their expert advice, hints, tips, and insights into how to get your work published.

£5 (includes free glass of wine).

Waterstone, Newcastle upon Tyne.

11 January, 7-8.30pm.

'Brilliant – a great way for us to stay informed and motivated'
Pat Temple