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 24 July at 11am or Sunday 25 July 2021 at 5pm
Writing the Landscape
Landscape is more than just an attractive backdrop for a story; it can have a direct impact on those characters who inhabit it. How does a natural environment play a central role in storytelling, embrace all the senses and influence events? Gentle countryside, rugged moors or romantic coastline? We'll consider how to describe the landscape, and how it stirs memory, emotion and atmosphere.
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)