Creative Writing Workshops


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Bourne to Write is a writing community based in East Sussex. At our weekly creative writing workshops in Eastbourne and Lewes you can learn how to nurture your imagination while making new friends in a creative environment.

Workshops run every week at the following venues:


Every Monday Evening:  7.45 – 10pm at the All Saints Centre, Friar’s Walk, Lewes


Every Wednesday Evening: 7.45 – 10pm at the St John’s Parish Hall, Meads.

Every Friday Afternoon: 2.30- 5pm The Lamb, High Street, Old Town, Eastbourne

10 Workshop sessions cost £120 which includes weekly online tutoring.

If you miss a workshop it will be held in credit for you.

For more details call Roddy on 07758 367479 – email:

The weekly workshops take a student-centred approach to creative writing, offering a range of strategies to help you develop as a writer. Participants are encouraged to explore their creative writing potential through self-awareness and self-discovery.

The workshops are suitable for aspiring writers of all levels and abilities and for anyone with a strong interest in reading and writing, who would like to deepen their understanding of the creative process.

Strangers in Paradise

The workshops’ first anthology – ‘Strangers in Paradise’, featuring the work of 26 Bourne to Write writers was launched at the Eastbourne Arts Festival at The Lamb in Old Town Eastbourne in May 2014. All proceeds from the book have been donated to local charities, including the Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund.

Strangers in Paradise is now available on amazon worldwide as a Kindle book.

Buy Strangers in Paradise on amazon

Short & Curly

short-curly-front-coverThe workshop’s first Kindle book entitled ‘Short & Curly’ featuring short works by our writers is now available on amazon worldwide.

Buy Short & Curly on amazon

Read workshop testimonials here

You can read member’s work on the Workshop Writers’ Work page.

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