The Berko Writers' Workshop

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

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.

We’ll announce our Autumn programme soon. In the meantime, 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 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