Online Programme

The Online Programme runs alongside our normal programme and offers a variety of talks, workshops, critique sessions, and writing sprints. Online meetings are held via Teams. Online meetings are free to members (both Full and Online). Non-members pay a fee of £5.

Members are automatically emailed a link to each session. Guests are welcome, but will need to email us to express their interest.

Saturday 15th October – Writer’s Café – 14:00 – 16:00

We kick off our online programme with a Writers’ Café – a meeting where we come to discuss all things writing. Usually, a theme is set to help get the ball rolling, but different topics can be raised.

The theme of this meeting is: productivity. Do you need advice on how to remain productive? Or do you have advice to share? What works for you?

Saturday 29th October – Critique Session – 14:00 – 16:00

Our first online critique session of the season. Bring along up to 2, 500 words to be discussed in small groups. Have a digital version of your excerpt ready to be a Dropbox folder so attendees can read each other’s work and offer feedback, and even write notes.

Saturday 5th November – NaNoWriMo Writing Sprint – 14:00 – 16:00

In honour of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) we’re holding regular online writing sprint session throughout November.

Come together for some distraction-free writing time from the comfort of your own home. Writing as part of a group offers greater accountability.

At the beginning of the session, you will have the chance to ask for advice on any issues you might be having, and then we get to writing.

Thursday 9th November – Open Mic Night – 18:00 – 20:00

Bring up to 1, 800 words to read aloud. You have the option to ask for feedback if you want, or you can read just to show off something you’re working on.

Saturday 12th NovemberNaNoWriMo Writing Sprint – 14:00 – 16:00

In honour of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) we’re holding regular online writing sprint session throughout November.

Come together for some distraction-free writing time from the comfort of your own home. Writing as part of a group offers greater accountability.

At the beginning of the session, you will have the chance to ask for advice on any issues you might be having, and then we get to writing.

Saturday 26th NovemberNaNoWriMo Writing Sprint – 14:00 – 16:00

In honour of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) we’re holding regular online writing sprint session throughout November.

Come together for some distraction-free writing time from the comfort of your own home. Writing as part of a group offers greater accountability.

At the beginning of the session, you will have the chance to ask for advice on any issues you might be having, and then we get to writing.

Saturday 10th December – Writer’s Café and Manuscript Doctor session 14:00 – 16:00

This session will start as a Manuscript Doctor session where people can ask for advice on issues they’re having with their WiP. Are you stuck? Not sure what should happen next? Not sure if something seems plausible? Need some advice on developing a character? Raise these issues here and get advice.

Once any issues have been discussed, we’ll move onto a Writers’ Café session a meeting where we come to discuss all things writing. Usually, a theme is set to help get the ball rolling, but different topics can be raised.

The theme of the session will be: tropes. Which tropes are your favourite? Which do you hate?

Saturday 7th January – Critique Session – 14:00 – 16:00

Our first online critique session of the season. Bring along up to 2, 500 words to be discussed in small groups. Have a digital version of your excerpt ready to be a Dropbox folder so attendees can read each other’s work and offer feedback, and even write notes.

Saturday 21st January – Open Mic Night – 14:00 – 16:00

Bring up to 1, 800 words to read aloud. You have the option to ask for feedback if you want, or you can read just to show off something you’re working on.

Saturday 11th February – Online Writing Sprint – 14:00 – 16:00

Come together for some distraction-free writing time from the comfort of your own home. Writing as part of a group offers greater accountability.

At the beginning of the session, you will have the chance to ask for advice on any issues you might be having, and then we get to writing.

Saturday 25th February – Critique Session – 14:00 – 16:00

Our first online critique session of the season. Bring along up to 2, 500 words to be discussed in small groups. Have a digital version of your excerpt ready to be a Dropbox folder so attendees can read each other’s work and offer feedback, and even write notes.

Saturday 11th March – Online Writing Sprint – 14:00 – 16:00

Come together for some distraction-free writing time from the comfort of your own home. Writing as part of a group offers greater accountability.

At the beginning of the session, you will have the chance to ask for advice on any issues you might be having, and then we get to writing.

Thursday 16th March – Writer’s Café – 18:00 – 20:00

A Writers’ Café is a meeting where we come to discuss all things writing. Usually a theme is set to help get the ball rolling, but different topics can be raised.

The theme of this meeting is: inspiration. What authors or books inspire you most? What do you hope to inspire in your readers?

Saturday 8th April – Critique Session – 14:00 – 16:00

Our first online critique session of the season. Bring along up to 2, 500 words to be discussed in small groups. Have a digital version of your excerpt ready to be a Dropbox folder so attendees can read each other’s work and offer feedback, and even write notes.

Saturday 22nd April – Open Mic Night – 14:00 – 16:00

Bring up to 1, 800 words to read aloud. You have the option to ask for feedback if you want, or you can read just to show off something you’re working on.

Saturday 13th May – Critique Session – 14:00 – 16:00

Our first online critique session of the season. Bring along up to 2, 500 words to be discussed in small groups. Have a digital version of your excerpt ready to be a Dropbox folder so attendees can read each other’s work and offer feedback, and even write notes.

Saturday 27th May – Writing Sprint – 14:00 – 16:00

Come together for some distraction-free writing time from the comfort of your own home. Writing as part of a group offers greater accountability.

At the beginning of the session, you will have the chance to ask for advice on any issues you might be having, and then we get to writing.

Saturday 3rd June – Writer’s Café – 14:00 – 16:00

A Writers’ Café is a meeting where we come to discuss all things writing. Usually a theme is set to help get the ball rolling, but different topics can be raised.

The theme of this meeting is: self-promotion. Do you find self-promotion easy or hard? Do you promote yourself and if so how. What do you love/hate about self-promotion?

Saturday 10th June – Critique session – 14:00 – 16:00

Our first online critique session of the season. Bring along up to 2, 500 words to be discussed in small groups. Have a digital version of your excerpt ready to be a Dropbox folder so attendees can read each other’s work and offer feedback, and even write notes.

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