At Chalk the Sun we recognise that people write for different reasons, from fun to publication. If you have an 80,000-word draft that needs reworking and completing, we can support you and link you with the relevant expert on our team. If you want to play with words, experiment with ideas and create stories from your experience, there’s a Chalk the Sun course for you.
We won’t guarantee that you’ll be published in six months (though it has happened!). We will guarantee that you’ll meet people who share your desire to express yourself in writing, that you’ll get loads of friendly, professional advice, and that you’ll become a better writer.
Choose the course for you.
Our flexible study options include weekly evening courses, or monthly, come-when-you-can workshops. Study in a small group, complete focused writing exercises, analyse extracts from contemporary and classic writers, share your work and receive feedback from professionals. The class often continue over a drink or some food in the bar next door.
- You can do all our courses as distance learning packages from home.
- Chalk the Sun runs residential courses in inspiring locations.
- Chalk the Sun offers customised workshops for businesses and organisations.
- Chalk the Sun offers a manuscript reading service.
Wrote it? Quote it!
Watch out for our occasional performance workshops with Danusia Iwaszko – be more effective and confident in reading your work.
Students can also share their work and a glass of wine at our reading and wine events.
Look out for the regular short film night at Balham Bowls Club organised by Chalk Student Rob West with some of the best shorts from around the world and from local directors too.