Alumni Community: Our events for April 2024

We have some exciting events lined up for our alumni, from a writing workshop to the chance to win a place on a course!

Georgia Northall

Competition time!

      • We’re looking for an eye-catching first chapter of a YA novel. Submit the first 1,000 words of your YA novel fro the chance to win a fantastic prize (worth £900!) – a place on our upcoming Write a YA Novel course with best-selling YA author, Lee Weatherly.

Deadline: 14 April 2024.

Enter the competition.

(You must be a member of our Alumni community to enter.)

Stay connected

Explore our regular sessions to connect with other writers or dedicate time to write.

  • Sit & Write
    Set aside regular time and headspace each week to get stuff written. Our
     Sit & Write sessions set you up with a deadline to get that writing done. We meet weekly on Zoom on Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30pm GMT. No need to book – just turn up in our online space on Zoom and write for an hour!

Join in.

  • Writers’ Hive
    We meet in our Writers’ Hive every other week, to share a coffee (or beverage of your choice) and just chat. The sessions are hosted by writer and moderator Emily Unwin. W
    e meet fortnightly on Zoom on Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm GMT. No need to book – just drop in when you can make it.

Join in.

Live events

Monthly live events to kickstart your writing, with space to chat with industry professionals.

  • Q&A with Alwyn Hamilton – Tuesday 23 April, 7-8 pm UK time.
    Join Lee Weatherly and best-selling YA fantasy author Alwyn Hamilton for a special Q&A, where we’ll be talking about creating convincing fantasy worlds, authentic YA characters, and how to hook readers right from the start.

Book your place.


  • Workshop with Lee Weatherly – Thursday 25 April, 7.00-8.30 pm.
    Explore exercises and discussion points that tackle the ins and outs of fictional worlds: how to craft them, how to bend the real world into a fantasy one, and how to decide on the rules. Tickets are £12 and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Book your place.

Explore our alumni community

Members of our alumni community get exclusive access to events, resources and forums.

Having trouble logging in? If you’re finding it difficult to log in or reset your password, drop us a line at [email protected].

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Meet your Core team

Georgia Northall

Georgia Northall is our marketing lead.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and has since achieved certification in Digital Marketing.

She runs our social media and produces much of our marketing materials, from newsletters and tweets to blogs and live events.

You can also find her behind the scenes at WriteWell.

She’s an avid reader of fantasy and sci-fi, scouring the internet for recommendations at every opportunity. With several years of experience as an online book reviewer up her sleeve, there’s nothing she loves more than chatting about the latest publishing news.


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