Sutton Writers offers much support to its membership.
Our main strengths are the relationships forged with other local writers at workshops and Write Together sessions. New and experienced writers working in a range of genres can learn a great deal from sharing their work, ideas and experiences. If you are a regular attender, you will find the discipline of needing to write something for next Monday or Wednesday will help you to keep going and finish your poem, story or novel.
Our Write Together evenings are a prime example of how effective coworking can be for stimulating those creative juices. When you see other scribes hard at work, you find your fingers touched by magic and the ideas just keep flowing – as does the wine, beer and lemonade!
Members of Sutton Writers are all very friendly, helpful and supportive. We often can’t wait to hear the next instalment of a piece read at workshops, and are always on hand as cheerleader or critical friend, whatever will benefit you the most.
While it’s not our remit to find you a publisher or agent – purely to support you in your own writing journey – many members do get to see their work in print; we have produced anthologies in the past and always seek the next potential project.
Workshops to help improve your writing
Writing workshops are the heart of Sutton Writers.
Writing can be a solitary business and our members value the opportunity to come together regularly and share their writing as it progresses, getting and giving constructive feedback. You can develop your writing, relight your creative spark and gain insight from other writers.
A typical workshop group is very varied, with writers working in different genres (thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, romance etc.) and writing for different purposes (novels, short stories, scripts, competitions). They are enthusiastic and safe places for writers to share their work – often a quite difficult thing to contemplate for the first time!
Make friends and improve your writing by joining one of our workshops. Each workshop runs twice a month for two hours at a time, in and around Sutton.
Members can attend workshops free of charge.
What you get for your membership fee
- Access to in-person workshops
- Access to in-person speakers and classes
- Access to virtual workshops
- Access to virtual guest speakers
- Access to virtual classes
- Access to Slack group to meet and chat with other writers
- Access to Facebook group
- Monthly newsletter with competition and submission opportunities and the chance to share your own successes
- Ability to publish blogs on the Sutton Writers website to increase your profile
- Member profile on Sutton Writers website
- Support, feedback and relationships with other writers from across London and beyond
- Free entry to Sutton Writers competitions
Is your interest piqued?
Want more information on workshops, our meetings, or the support we offer? Get in touch using the form below, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.