There's a brilliant range of events at Bristol Energy Hub to celebrate National Writing Day.

  • 10am-1pm: Creative writing workshops and book symposium (Free, open)
  • 1pm – 3pm: Comedy writing taster workshop with award-winning comedian Angie Belcher (Free, book via
  • 3pm – 4pm: Author hour: meet and chat with local authors (Free, open)

“Run by a professional stand-up comedian, Angie Belcher’s 1.5 hour taster workshop provides you with an opportunity to write your first ever 5 minute set that’s all about you. You’ll learn some basic techniques for formulating a short routine and find out about how to approach comedy writing in your daily life. We’ll also dissect and deconstruct other comedians work and have great fun as you build your comedy writing confidence. This is all in a safe space, and you’ll be happy to know it’s just the writing bit of stand-up so no-one will be forced to perform; we’ll create a lovely self indulgent writing space in a safe environment.”

This day is part of National Writing day #TellYourStory in association with First Story and Arkbound.