WORKSHOPS (see also ‘Writing Days’ under ‘News’ for recently-arranged workshops in August.)

Writing from Life

The Thursday evening group meets at my house in mid-Surrey, 7.45--9.45pm, during the autumn and spring terms only and, because, unusually, I’m unavailable some of the time, it’s a short term.
We start on 18 January 2018 for just six sessions - Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, March 1.
Price for the term is £54.

New people are very welcome so, if you are interested in joining Writing from Life, don’t delay, email Chris

Writing from Life groups are:

  • Friendly and supportive rather than competitive
  • We write on the spot so there is no homework but lots of laughter
  • We aim to enjoy our writing and time together
  • To grow in confidence through practice, through listening to and appreciating others’ writing and, in turn, through reading our own work out loud

 P1220809The Wednesday morning group normally meets in Walton on the Hill from 10.00-12.00. Here are some of us there, listening to one person read their work. I am taking a break from this group for the spring term and it doesn’t run in the summer.

Write On

I also lead a Write On group for a limited number of people engaged in ongoing writing projects such as novels.
Each person emails to everyone else an extract of not more than 1500 words from their work in progress a week before we meet,  which is on a week-night evening about every six weeks. Then we all critique, inform, comment, spur on, add ideas - or whatever will help these writers who are in it for the difficult long-haul.

The group is full currently but I can open a waiting list, so if you are interested  email Chris   (

Chris Leonard Writing