One Day Workshops
This charming Elizabethan manor house was home to Jane Austen's brother, Edward Austen Knight. Jane spent part of her life in a cottage on his estate and often walked up to 'The Great House' to enjoy time with her family, surrounded by idyllic Hampshire countryside. Home to a unique collection of early women's writing, Chawton House hosts a variety of events of both literary and general interest.
Chawton House Virtual Creative Writing Workshops
It has been a pleasure meeting writers, readers and supporters of Chawton House all over the world for these creative writing workshops, and I'm delighted to be hosting another series. No experience is necessary; all you need is a notebook and pen, and connection to Zoom. Each session runs for 90 minutes and numbers are limited. £7.50 per workshop.
Saturday 18 September at 11am or Sunday 19 September 2021 at 5pm
Creating a Garden
Small or stately, private or public, gardens can be a calm oasis, a playground for children and pets, or a place to cultivate trees, flowers and vegetables. As writers, how do we recreate these special spaces in a realistic and engaging way in prose, poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction? A garden can be intensely personal or something to share, a place to unwind or somewhere to be productive. How do you capture these places in writing? What does a garden mean to you - or your fictional characters?
To book please see the Chawton House website
Bathers at Asniéres by Georges-Pierre Seurat (1884)