Our friends at ArtfulScribe have developed a range of useful and exciting online resources which respond to the ongoing pandemic and UK lockdown.

In response to a changed cultural landscape and government advice on movement restrictions, ArtfulScribe continues to support existing writing groups and new communities by offering a wide range of online creative writing workshops and groups to writers of all ages and stages of development. Commencing from Thursday 30th April 2020, their online schedule of delivery is:

Mondays 7-9 pm Mayflower Creative Writers (18-25 years) led by Antosh Wojcik

A group focused on writing, editing and developing work for performance and publication (all genres)

For sign-up details, please email mayflowercreativewriters@artfulscribe.co.uk

Playwright, dramatist, and performance poet, Antosh has featured on Sky Arts, toured nationally and is a former winner of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam. His work is also featured at The Poetry School.

Wednesdays 9.30-11am ArtfulScribe Junior Writers Club (from 13thMay) (7-11 years) led by Susmita Bhattacharya

A NEW group aimed at primary school children featuring fun ways to engage and get creative with words, encouraging young people’s voices to be heard.

For sign-up details, please email juniorwritersclub@artfulscribe.co.uk

Susmita is an award-winning novelist whose recent book Table Manners won a Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and when not writing Susmita is mother to two girls and a cat called Karishma.

Wednesday 11.30-1pm ArtfulScribe Young Writers Online (From 13th May)

Aimed at Secondary School and 6th Form college-aged participants, led by Tabitha Hayward featuring creative approaches to generate new work for publication, performance, and personal satisfaction (all genres)

For sign-up details please email youngwritersonline@artfulscribe.co.uk

Tabitha Hayward holds a First Class English Degree from University of Oxford and works as a script-reader for Finborough Theatre and as an English tutor. A brilliantly engaging creative practitioner. Her work has been published in Stanpoint Magazine, The Missing Slate, and The Oxford Magazine.

Thursday 11am-1pm SO:Write Women Weeks 1 and 3 of each month led by Joanna Barnard

A group tailored towards creating, sharing and celebrating women’s writing in a safe and supportive environment

For sign-up details please email sowritewomen@artfulscribe.co.uk

Joanna Barnard won the Bath Novel Award in 2014 with Precocious and her second novel Hush Little Baby was published in 2017. Jo has worked with SO:Write Women for the past three years.

You can find out more about Joanna at www.joannaibarnard.wordpress.com and read about SO:Write Women in their blog.

Thursday 11am-1pm Writing for Well being Weeks 2 and 4 of each month led by Joanna Barnard

A qualified counsellor and award-winning novelist leads these sessions to encourage new and advanced writers to develop a toolbox of skills for creative self-expression during times of crisis.

Participants in a recent pilot described the sessions as ‘validating’, ‘healing’, ‘inspiring’ and more.

A free webinar ‘taster’ session will take place on Thursday 7th May at 2pm

For sign-up details please email: writingforwellbeing@artfulscribe.co.uk

Saturday 9.00 – 10.45 am Mayflower Young Writers (11-14 years) led by Susmita Bhattacharya.

A Hampshire-based group for young writers who normally meet at Mayflower Theatre during term-time and work towards project-based outcomes including publishing an anthology and writing for performance. You can find out more about the Mayflower Young Writers here.

For sign-up details, please email: youngwriters@artfulscribe.co.uk

Saturday 11am- 1pm Mayflower Young Writers (15-18 years) led by Susmita Bhattacharya

A Hampshire-based group for young writers who normally meet at Mayflower Theatre during term-time and work towards project-based outcomes including arts awards, publishing an anthology and writing for performance. You can find out more about the Mayflower Young Writers here.

For sign-up details, please email: youngwriters@artfulscribe.co.uk

Saturday 9.15 – 1045am Lighthouse Young Writers (11-14 years) led by Tabitha Hayward

A Dorset-based group for young writers who normally meet at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts during term-time and work towards project-based outcomes including arts awards, publishing an anthology and writing for performance. You can find out more about Lighthouse Young Writers here.

For sign-up details please email: artfulscribe@artfulscribe.co.uk

Saturday 11.15 – 1pm Lighthouse Young Writers (15-18 years) led by Tabitha Hayward
A Dorset-based group for young writers who normally meet at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts during term-time and work towards project-based outcomes including arts awards, publishing an anthology and writing for performance

For sign-up details please email: artfulscribe@artfulscribe.co.uk