Claire Colley
Claire Colley

Writing Courses, Writing Groups and Reading Groups

Short Story Writing - Autumn 2017


This introduction to creative writing is ideal for anyone starting out as a writer or improvers looking to hone their skills.  This fun writing course in Portchester is designed to help you to write your own short stories.


You will benefit from critiques throughout the course, task sheets to extend your learning, and the knowledge and experience that Claire Colley has in the field of creative writing.


The first course is being held at Portchester Community Association Hub in Portchester Precinct.  Class size is limited to 14 participants, so please do apply quickly.


Upon completing your PayPal payment, please email answering the following question:

What do you hope to achieve from this writing course?


Start Date: 2nd September

Length: 6 Weeks
Time:  2pm - 3.30pm (inc 15 min break)

Course Requirements:  No prior knowledge is required.  You will need to bring pens, paper and a folder to each class.  Please expect that there will be tasks for you to complete in class and at home.

Short Story Course Autumn 2017

1 place on the Beginner's Writing Course Autumn 2017

We understand there are last minute changes and so should you need to cancel, please contact no later than 7 days prior to the event. If you cancel within 7 days of the start date, no refunds will be given.

Book Your Place

Claire Colley will also be facilitating the following activities at Portchester Community Association Hub, Portchester Precinct:


Writing Group

For practicing writers to access peer critiques and support with the writing journey.

Bring along your latest work for discussion in the group.


First Session: Please contact for more details


Reading Group

A chance for people to share their love of literature in Portchester.  Thoughtful discussion facilitated by Claire.

3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm to 8pm


Book for the Autumn - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime


Next Session: 21st September 2017


The above groups will be charged at £2.50 per person per session to cover room hire and tea/coffee for participants.  Please pay cash on the night.


Spoken Word Evening

Once a month, Claire will lead a spoken word evening!  Bring along your stories, poems and monologues to perform to the audience.  Writers of all levels of experience are welcomed, please bring family and friends and turn it into a fantastic evening of fun and frolics!


Time: TBC

Cost:  £3.50 per person - please pay cash on the night.

First Session:  


You are welcome to bring your own drinks, however tea and coffee will be available for 25p per cup.

Claire hopes to produce an anthology of the most exciting work from this monthly event, with profits being donated to Portchester Community Association.  Please do contact her by email or have a chat with her on the night if you wish your work to be considered for this publication.


For any of the above sessions, please contact Claire Colley at and let her know if you will be attending.


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