New Year, New Courses: Winter 2020 Writing Workshops


We’re excited to announce all the Winter 2020 dates, featuring a weekend novel-writing workshop with award-winning author Ben Fergusson, and a host of 7-week daytime courses and evening workshops to make sure you achieve your writing resolutions. Here’s a breakdown of what we have in store for you in the new year.



  • How do we create exciting plots? How do we write engaging characters? How do we conjure up evocative settings? Simply put, how do we immerse readers in our novels and make them turn the page? Following his sold-out workshop in May, novelist Ben Fergusson is back with a brand new one-day class on writing immersive fiction titled How to Write Engaging, Evocative and Immersive Novels on February 8th 2020 from 10:30 to 16:30 at Lettrétage.

If you are coming out of town, make sure to book your stay at The Circus Hotel. Ask for our offer code and get 10% off your stay!



  • The very talented Clare Wigfall is offering not one but TWO daytime courses, both starting on 7th January 2020 and happening on Tuesdays for seven sessions: Imagination Unfurled – Part 1 is a generative workshop based around brilliant writing exercises and happens Tuesday afternoons. The follow-up course, Imagination Unfurled – Part 2 (for those who have alread taken Part 1!), continues on Tuesday mornings starting 25th February 2020.




  • Introduction to Creative Nonfiction on Tuesdays has been added due to popular demand since the Monday course filled up very quickly. The seven-session Tuesday workshop kicks off 14th January 2020 and provides a supportive space for writers of all levels to get a sense of the tremendous possibilities of nonfiction, whether they’re working on existing texts or looking for fresh ideas. Just look at the raving testimonials Susanna’s students gave from the last workshop if you’re not convinced!


  • Introduction to Fiction on Wednesdays with Jessica Miller kicks off on 15th January 2020. This course will be a bit shorter than usual, running over six sessions (with no class on January 22nd), and covering the basics of fiction-writing craft and technique. Whether you’re writing prose for the first time or just need the motivation to finish that story, this workshop will provide a supportive environment to share your work and discover how to improve it.


  • While the Thursday class is already fully-booked, you can still grab a spot on CJ Hopkins’ Scriptwriting Workshop 2019 – Tuesday Class starting 14th January 2020. The seven-week scriptwriting workshop is for screenwriters and playwrights. Participants meet weekly, submit excerpts of their scripts on a rotating schedule and receive constructive feedback in a supportive and professional setting


  • The Poetry Workshop on Mondays with award-winning poet Donna Stonecipher returns on 20th January 2020. This seven-week course will consist of two components: an exploration of successful poems, and a workshop. In addition to writing weekly exercises given by Donna, participants will submit their own poems on a rotating schedule and receive constructive feedback


  • Becoming a Better Writer: Deep Reading on Thursdays with Michaeal Duzsat starts on 30th January 2020. Over this seven-week class, you’ll go into in-depth, microscopic explorations of the best writings that will allow you to reverse-engineer the means and tricks that writers have used to construct their masterpieces. In-class writing exercises will build directly on what you’ve learned.


  • Are you writing a novel and finding it’s turning into a lonely marathon? Do you have an idea, but don’t know where to start? If so, this workshop on The Novel with Kate Brown on Mondays is just what you need. Starting 10th February, you will use writing exercises and the discussion of short passages from favourite novels to look at voice, characterisation and plot, and explore possibilities for creating a writing habit.


To sign up to any of the above courses, email us at or click the links to find out more.