Courses + Events

Lifestorywriting courses, projects and events have all had to be postponed,
it’s disappointing, but that doesn’t mean the writing has stopped!
Thank you to all students and participants (past, current – and future)
for your emails which are most welcome.

Anyone looking for a really worthwhile creative writing project can apply
to become part of the Mass Observation Unit’s Covid-19 Journaling Project


Let’s Start Writing Sketches

The Women’s Institute has a proud heritage of writing and performing sketches and short plays to entertain ourselves and each other, as well as performing for other members of our communities. Sketch writing and acting is every bit as much fun now as it always was, and this course is designed to continue with the … Read more

Creative Writing for Well Being

Creative writing is therapeutic, relaxing and good for us. It enhances our well-being and boosts self-confidence. On this course we’ll begin by exploring gentle routes into creative writing using music, location, colours, essential oils and the seasons. We’ll move on to look at a variety of writing genres to help you identify which could be … Read more

Summer Writing Retreat

Escape to Denman – it’s the perfect place for an indulgent Summer Writing Retreat. Make 2020 the year you dig out that unfinished writing project languishing in a drawer, or come and begin something completely new. Join inspirational classroom sessions with tips, ideas and constructive feedback then work in ‘one to one’ sessions with W.I. … Read more

Let’s Start Writing

If you’ve always thought about writing, but never known where to begin, this course is perfect for you. With a small, friendly group and a supportive tutor you’ll be surprised to learn that the many different writing genres call for writers with different personality types, interests and lifestyles. We’ll find out what’s involved in the … Read more

‘Stories which need to be told’

Chrissie is currently offering supported life story writing sessions with families whose stories need to be told. Contact us if you would like to know more about this. My first contact with M was through the Erewash rEvive ‘Art in an Empty Shop’ initiative when I’d led workshops and drop in sessions for Erewash residents … Read more