The Hastings Bookshop Writers Workshops

I run a series of writers workshops at the brilliant The Hastings Bookshop. Each programme runs for ten weeks, with one 90 minute workshop per week. The workshops include discussions on craft, writing exercises and feedback sessions, and are suitable for all levels of experience. I also provide two full editorial critiques of each writer's work.

"One hundred per cent brilliant. Excellent value for money."

Jo, workshop member

"I would highly recommend this course to both beginners and to more established writers. The experience was so inspiring."

 Holly, workshop member

"Excellent. Would definitely recommend it to anyone."

Helen, workshop member

"Really enjoyable and I feel I learned a lot in a short space of time."

 Maria, workshop member


The next series of workshops begins in January 2022. ​Contact me at or via the contact page for further info. 


"James has a real gift for getting to the heart of a piece of writing, then kindly and clearly offering specific suggestions for how the writer might take it to the next level. Words like ‘brilliant’ and ‘inspiring’ frequently appear in feedback for his critiques."

– Ruby Cowling, Short Fiction editor and author of This Paradise