Workshops

Didcot Writers run regular workshops with guest tutors and facilitators, and collaborate with other organisations (including Oxford University Continuing Education and Cornerstone Arts Centre) to run other workshops. You can read about our past workshops here.

Venue: All Saints Community Hall, Roman Place (off Foxhall Road), Didcot, OX11 7ER.

We welcome ideas for new workshops and tutors, to make a suggestion please get in touch.

Further information

All events are suitable for beginners and those with a work in progress to develop.

Didcot Writers is a group of adults, but in some circumstances it might be appropriate for teenagers 16+ to attend our workshops. If this applies to you please get in touch in advance so that we can ask the workshop leader before the event.

Workshops are highlighted in red or gold on the Calendar.



Upcoming events




May-July 2019: Getting Published

These three workshops will give you all the information you need in order to start thinking about having your work published, whether it's a novel, an anthology, or even a blog or set of articles. By the end of this course, whether you have a work finished or not, you will know what to do with your manuscript when it's ready.

All workshops take place 7-9pm at All Saints Community Hall, Roman Place (off Foxhall Road), Didcot, OX11 7ER.

Each workshop costs £15, to book more than one click 'add to cart', then 'continue shopping'.

We have a strict room capacity, so if you can't book in advance please check for 'sold out' notices on this page before setting out.


Wednesday 8 May
Getting Published 1/3
The Joys of Getting Published, with Nicki Thornton
- what might publishing success look like to you? What are the barriers to achieving it?

Wednesday 5 June
Getting Published 2/3
What an agent wants, with Lucy Atkins
- who to approach first, what to send, and what to say: first chapters, synopsis and query letter.

Wednesday 3 July
Getting Published 3/3
Traditional publishing with Lucy Atkins
- the ins and outs of how it works, what an editor does, and what you can expect from the process.



Future workshops

Workshops are highlighted in red or gold on the Calendar. Dates have been booked through to the end of 2019, full details will appear on this page once bookings are open.

If you have an idea for a workshop, or have experience running workshops and would like to be one of our tutors in future, please get in touch.



Cancellations and refunds

Please note, Didcot Writers is a not-for-profit community-run organisation. These workshops are run at a low cost thanks to the work of our volunteers, and all ticket money goes towards paying for tutors, room hire, refreshments on the night, and other expenses incurred.

If you need to cancel your place please let us know with as much notice as possible - if we can resell your place we will give you a full refund. If we cannot resell your place then we will not be able to offer a refund.



With thanks to Peter Savage for the photos on this page.