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sunday Writing space

For November and December 2018, our usual Tuesday sessions will pause while we are involved in other teaching and writing projects and events.

We will be running a whole-day Writing Space instead, where you can immerse yourself in hours of distraction-free writing! There will be prompts, activities and resources available to warm up your writing mind or springboard into new work. We are available to read any work you want feedback on and to give you 1-1 support and guidance.

Drop in anytime you wish and stay for as long as you need.
Writers of all levels welcome. Plenty of refreshments available!

SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER 11am - 4pm
SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER 10am - 4pm

House of Friendship, Lewes (next to Flint Owl)
£15 for full day // £4 an hour for drop in

The Writing Space

Every Tuesday 6pm–8pm - resuming January 2019

House of Friendship, High Street, Lewes (next to Flint Owl)
£7.00 / £5.00 unwaged
Book block of 10 for £55.00


These weekly drop-in sessions, for writers of all levels, allow you to pursue your own writing practice in whichever way best meets your needs. A variety of stimulating writing exercises, activities and prompts are laid out around the room for you to explore at your own pace, covering all aspects of your writing from plot to character development and sensory subtexts.

For Established Writers...
There's no internet, no phones, no chores, Writers who are already busy with their own project can sit and enjoy two hours of productive, distraction-free time and the opportunity to share their progress with the group for feedback if they wish. Others, meanwhile, may take a break from writing and curl up in an armchair in the Reading Corner to find inspiration.

Space for Beginners...
If you are new to writing and don’t know where to start, we can give you plenty of guidance and support, including 1-1 time during the session to get you on your way. It is a very relaxed, welcoming and non-judgemental space in which to nurture your writing practice. 

Food and Drink
Refreshments are available. You can also bring your own food to keep you going.

Wheelchair Access
The venue has wheelchair access, although please note the toilet facilities are not currently wheelchair-friendly. Do contact us in advance if you require ramped access, so we can give you further details.

There is a small private car park at the back of the venue and the East Street car park above that is free after 5pm. The venue is a 5min walk from the bus station in Lewes, and 10 mins from the train station. We know many of our members travel from all over Sussex to come to our events. If you have any transport difficulty getting to the sessions, let us know and we can see if anyone from your area could car-share. 

Structured Courses
While this isn’t a writing course in the traditional sense, support and guidance will be available. There are plenty of excellent, structured, taught courses in Sussex to advance your practice and we can signpost you to some great classes if you would like this. Throughout the year, we also offer taught masterclasses and workshops with guest writers, or on a specific theme, to provide a more traditional writing class experience.