The Berko Writers' Workshop

Weekly workshops, one-off masterclasses and a supportive community for writers, new and experienced

Our next event...


Join us for a cup of Caravan tea and crunch on some Sushki while we read you Russian tales of Baba Yaga, Three Sisters and hareskin coats… BOOK

Why not build your own writing course?

Hello. We’re your friendly, local writing group. We ask for no membership fees – you just sign up to the courses, events and manuscript groups that take your fancy. Every class is led by a professional working in the business, but as a student you need only a curiosity and a passion for writing. Absolute beginners welcome.

Take a look at our Past Courses and blog posts to get a feel for who we are. Then join our mailing list to hear first when new courses are on sale.

See you soon, writer!

Our students say...

  • Julie makes you stretch your imagination in ways you never considered before. She makes you realise there is a story within any random collection of characters, places and conflicts.

    Six week creative writing course
  • It was fascinating to meet other local people who write, or who're interested in writing, so you know you're not alone... I walked away feeling inspired

    Literary agent masterclass
  • It was so nerve-wracking the first week, feeling like I really shouldn't be there, but the welcome was warm and accepting. It's definitely helped me feel more confident about writing."

    Six week creative writing course

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