Spilling the Ink - Registration Now Open

spilling the ink red border Spilling the Ink is my starting point. Because I don't get anything written without spilling some ink first. Once it's on the page, blots and all, I'm on my way; I have something to work from, work with.  Want to join me?  How about making 2015 the year you write down those all those stories, memories, vignettes that you've been meaning to capture?  How about embracing a playful practice with the pen and page?  Come on, come spill some ink. You might be surprised at the creative cats you let out of the bag.

I'm thrilled to announce two locations for Spilling the Ink starting in January 2015:

Melbourn, All Saints' Community Hall - NB This circle may be postponed.  Contact me by 9 Jan if you are interested in participating in this circle. 

Harston, Harston Village Hall

About Spilling the Ink

We'll meet weekly for seven weeks (excluding half-term). Each meeting will have a theme and we'll use a variety of methods to jumpstart new pieces of writing.  During the course, we will explore various genres including poetry, personal essay and short fiction.  We'll also delve into the creative process, taking pieces from rough ideas to polished versions.  At the conclusion of the course, we'll have a celebration lunch with a read-around. Participants will also be invited to include a piece of their writing in a group anthology.

Spilling the Ink is one of the Writing Circles programmes I offer. For more information about Writing Circles in general, read here.

Course Fee

  • Register and pay by 9 Jan for early bird fee of £87.50.  Registrations after 9 Jan are £105.
  • Partial bursaries available, please inquire if needed.


I keep my Writing Circles small - a maximum of 8 participants - so we get a genuine sense of each others' voices and intentions. This also allows me to spend time focusing on substantial feedback for each writer. If you're looking for a writing course that offers inspiration, community, and personalised feedback, Spilling the Ink is for you!  Register early to avoid disappointment, as spaces are limited.

Click here to register now.

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