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Chalk the Sun creative writing

CHALK THE SUN

Why we founded Chalk the Sun …

For two decades, we had enjoyed teaching and sharing our experience of writing and working in the media to help others fulfil their creative potential. However, form-filling and bureaucracy in education were driving us insane so we decided get back to basics - talking, teaching, and sharing brilliant ideas with other imaginative people. We liked the notion of working next to a nice bar with comfy sofas too… and so did some of our talented colleagues who joined us.

At Chalk the Sun we recognise that people write for different reasons, from fun to publication. If you have an 80,000-word draft that needs reworking and completing, we can support you and link you with the relevant expert on our team. If you want to play with words, experiment with ideas and create stories from your experience, there’s a Chalk the Sun course for you. We won’t guarantee that you’ll be published in six months (though it has happened!). We will guarantee that you’ll meet people who share your desire to express yourself in writing, that you’ll get loads of friendly, professional advice, and that you’ll become a better writer.

Choose the course for you.
Our flexible study options include weekly evening courses, or monthly, come-when-you-can workshops. Study in a small group, complete focused writing exercises, analyse extracts from contemporary and classic writers, share your work and receive feedback from professionals. The class often continue over a drink or some food in the bar next door.


Ardella and Jo

What do you want to learn?

Ardella Jones, comic writer and crime novelist, and guest novelists will be workshopping extracts and trouble shooting problems on first Monday each month from 6 June 2016. A series of monthly...more

Duration: 2.5 hours

Intermediate

No Qualification

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A chance to try out these monthly workshops with Ardella Jones, comic writer and crime novelist, and guest novelists who will be workshopping extracts and trouble shooting problems on first Monday each...more

Duration: 2.5 hours

Intermediate

No Qualification

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Monthly Workshops £30 for a one-off taster for our on-going monthly workshops with flexible attendance. If you enjoy your taster you can sign up for 5 or 10 sessions at any time and pre-book sessions...more

Duration: 3 hours

Multiple levels

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Monthly ongoing Saturday afteroon workshops also bookable as a one off taster £30.00 A series of monthly ongoing workshops. Sign up for 5 or 10 and pre-book the sessions you wish to attend over 8 or...more

Duration: 15 hours

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£125 Instant book
From£950

Chalk the Sun are offering their seventh creative writing retreat 17 - 24 September 2017 at the beautiful Il Collegio, near Ostuni, Puglia in sunny southern Italy. Just eight students get to stay in this...more

Duration: 7 days

No Qualification

From£950

One to One Developmental Tutorials If you are embarking on a script, novel or other big project you may wish to have an intensive one-to-one workshop on your idea at the planning stage before you invest...more

Duration: 1 hour

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£100