The Writers' Greenhouse
Summer of Writing: Saturday workshops

Make your wishes for the Summer of Writing 2021

About the Summer of Writing: Every August, I run five one-day workshops to inspire and develop your writing. It's the perfect time of year for writing in parks, gardens, pub gardens, and meadows – treat yourself and make it fun. If you can, I suggest you block off a full weekend for each workshop, so you can use the Sunday to write. If you can book a week or two off work, just for writing, all the better!

These full-day writing workshops are filled with creative, practical exercises. Each workshop can stand alone; I also make sure the five workshops together create a natural flow-through. All the workshops are multi-level (suitable for both beginners and experienced writers) and for most of the workshops you have the option to create new ideas or to develop a work in progress. For more detail about the workshops, read What it's like & Reviews, where you'll also find photos from previous workshops.

How we choose the workshops:

  • Sept to Feb: Make your wishes. Add any new workshops you'd like me to create to the wish list. (You can see the workshops that already exist here.) In Feb, I'll collect your requests together with my own ideas and existing workshops, to make a long-list.
  • March to April: Vote for workshops. From the long list of workshops (your wishlist + existing workshops), vote for which ones you'd like me to run. Around mid April, I choose the 5 workshops with the most votes.
  • May to July: Book your workshops. The final 5 workshops are up for you to book your selection. People who added to the wishlist or voted get first dibs on places, as they book up fast!
  • August: the Summer of Writing begins!

Add to the wish-list:

I'd love to know what's on your workshop wish-list. Tell me what writing workshop you're longing to go on, if only it existed, and I'll see if I can make it for you! You can also use this form just to add your details if you want updates of workshops and other courses.

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Summer of Writing: Saturday workshops


Summer Saturdays, 10am – 4pm


Upper Wolvercote (North Oxford). There's free parking, a great bus route (#6), and beautiful canal-side walking routes.


The workshops start at £60 each; the more you book, the less you pay per workshop.

1 workshop £70 each
2 workshops £65 each
3+ workshops £60 each

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