Just Write courses aim to create a space that encourages you to flex your writing muscles. I bring together small groups of like-minded people and we just get on with it!


Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire

5  Saturdays 10.30 – 12.30

2nd  to 30th  September

Words from Pictures uses works of art as a starting point for your creative ideas, responding to the images rather than writing about them.  Each week we'll look at a different work from the Tate Gallery.  You may write in any style or genre you like, but you will be encouraged to move beyond your comfort zone and try new ways.  This is a popular course, enjoyable because of the variety of ideas that the same picture can inspire in a group of people.  This course is suitable for all writers, experienced or beginner.

The full price is £70 for 5 sessions. Pay a £20 deposit to secure your place, the £50 balance at the end of the first session on 2nd September. Early booking discounted price £65, if you pay in full by 19th August.

For more information or to book a place, please click the link to Get In Touch with Pat

Malvern Library Graham Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 2HU



5  Mondays 10.30 – 12.30

4th September to 2nd October  

Get It Written!  is designed to kick-start any writing project you would like to bring along.  Maybe you don’t know where to start, or you’ve started and stalled.  Maybe you know you want to write something, but don’t know what it is yet.  This course will encourage you to produce a result, and is suitable for beginners and experienced writers.

The full price of this course is £70 for 5 sessions. Pay a £20 deposit to secure your place, the £50 balance at the end of the first session on 4th September.  Early booking discounted price is £65 if you pay in full by 21st August.

For more information or to book a place, please click the link to Get In Touch with Pat.

The Roses Theatre Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 5NX



6 Saturdays 10.30 – 12.30
14th October to 18th November

Writing Your Memories is a new course which aims to help you recognise that your own unique memories are a valuable resource, and can be a starting point for your creativity.  Perhaps you want to record your memories to share with others, for your family or local history.  Or you might change some details and write fiction set in a time or place you know well.  Do you recall people or places worth immortalising in poetry or song?  There are many possibilities. You are the expert on the basic material and this course will help you bring it to life.  It is suitable for writers of all abilities, experienced to beginner.

The full price of this course is £84 for 6 sessions. Pay a £20 deposit to secure your place, the £64 balance at the first session on 14th October.

Early booking discounted price is £79 if you pay in full by 30th September.

For more information or to book a place, please click the link to Get In Touch with Pat.

Malvern Library Graham Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 2HU



The price depends on several factors, so there is no one price for all. There are now discounts and different ways to pay. I offer an early payment discount of around 5% if you pay in full by a certain date, usually a couple of weeks before the course starts. Or you can reserve your place with a deposit and pay the balance at the end of the first session. The deposit will be around the price of one-and-a-half sessions and, sorry, it is not returnable. If you introduce a friend to Just Write, you may each have 5% discount off your next course.



Courses are usually five or six sessions, a couple of hours a week. Groups are small - about six people - so that there is time for everyone to share and discuss a piece of writing. One-day workshops typically run from around 10 to 4.30, with a break for lunch. I try to choose venues with inspirational surroundings - and a good café!


I could never draw, paint or express myself in pictures, but I love language.  Words are my colours.  I have no ambition to publish my work and one day I realised that there are others out there just like me.  So my mission is to encourage people who want to write, just for the sheer joy of it.  I have a degree in English and History and I am a qualified teacher so I have the skills and experience needed to help you learn.  I also love to sing - choral, rock, music theatre - and am much traveled in pursuit of my hobby.  I'm a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Society, helping and enjoying myself at their 'Singing for the Brain' groups.


Just Write courses have been running since 2010.  We cover a wide range of themes and a few favourites have emerged. Stories and poetry are always popular.  Words from Pictures is always inspirational and has been set in galleries, studios, exhibition spaces and libraries, where we've been inspired by postcard reproductions, or up close and personal with the originals.  Get It Written! is becoming a popular course, bringing together a range of styles and projects by writers, who find that a few deadlines and a group of interested listeners work wonders for their motivation.  Writing About Family attracted some keen family historians and inspired my newest course:  Writing Your Memories.  Our individual memories are a unique and valuable resource and we can explore them to find settings and characters for fiction, as well as memoirs to share.


Most courses have about six people, so there is time for everyone to share their work during the session. Sometimes it can be daunting to read your own words aloud, if you're nervous or it's an emotional piece. We'll find ways to make it easier.


Those who enjoy writing understand how precious your work is to you. So we learn to respect our own and each other's writing, and find ways to encourage and help one another.


You don't have to prove anything to anyone. There are no exams, no portfolios, no expectations. There is only encouragement to write and share, and no detention if you don't do your homework!


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