Writing Workshops & Live Events

Writing can be a solitary endeavor. That’s why our founder started The Novelry. After writing solo for twenty years, Booker Prize-listed author Louise Dean felt she needed to work with other writers, and she decided to build an active community of novelists with dedicated writing classes and a critique circle of trust.

When you sign up for one of our writing courses, youll have immediate access to our membership program and be warmly welcomed. We offer small working groups for every stage of the writing journey so you’ll soon feel right at home.

We pride ourselves on a safe and supportive space where serious writing is fun. You’ll make new friends to support you on your writing journey.

Progress your writing with our lively writing workshops. Meet famous authors and publishing industry professionals in Q&A sessions and hear from the literary agents youd love to work with. At The Novelry, you can enjoy some 40 group online writing workshops every month, available recorded too so you can catch up with them in your own time.

Highlights from the forthcoming season 

Sarah Penner: Researching Your Novel

The New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary and The London Séance Society offers an in-depth workshop on researching for your novel. How do you approach the writing and the research? When is enough, too much? Get the skinny on managing the big story and the finer points of detail.

Darcy Nicholson: The Perfect Pitch

Darcy Nicholson is Publishing Director for Bloomsbury. She has always worked in commercial publishing with a wide range of experience publishing debut novelists as well as household names from all genres. She specialises in commercial women’s fiction and book club fiction and joins us to let members know what publishers really, really want from a pitch.

Imogen Hermes Gowar: Writing Magical Historical Fiction

Imogen’s novel, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, is set in 1780s London and charts the fortunes of a merchant and a courtesan on the make: it was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize For Fiction and the Sunday Times PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and the HWA Debut Crown 2018. It won a Betty Trask Award.

Kirsty Logan: Witchlit

Kirsty Logan is the author of three novels, three story collections, a memoir, and two chapbooks. Her books have won the Lambda, Polari, Saboteur, Scott and Gavin Wallace awards. ‘Kirsty Logan’s mesmerising and evocative novel represents an imaginative triumph in this new subgenre [of “witch lit”]… There are echoes of everything from the Brothers Grimm to Angela Carter in Logan’s deceptively simple storytelling’ – Observer

Katherine May: Writing Memoir and Fiction

Katherine’s most recent book, Enchantment became an instant New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller. Her internationally bestselling hybrid memoir Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times was adapted as BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week, and was shortlisted for the Barnes and Noble Book of the Year. Other titles include novels such as The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club.

Rosie Walsh: Writing a Bestseller

Rosie Walsh is the internationally bestselling author of two novels, the global smash hit The Man Who Didn’t Call published in the US as Ghosted and The Love Of My Life, a heart-wrenching, keep-you-up-all-night emotional thriller, which was an instant New York Times bestseller.

Sally Page: Pen the Book You Want to Read

Sally’s debut novel, The Keeper of Stories, published by Harper Collins in 2022, was a Sunday Times Bestseller. It was shortlisted for British Book of the Year and has sold over half a million copies. Sally has also founded her own pen company, Plooms. Her passion for stationery partly inspired her second novel, The Book of Beginnings, which is set in small stationery shop in London. 

Tayari Jones: Writing the American Novel

New York Times bestselling author Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, most recently An American Marriage. Published in 2018, An American Marriage is an Oprah’s Book Club Selection and also appeared on Barack Obama’s summer reading list as well as his year-end roundup. The novel was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Online Workshops and Events Listings


Workshops are available in all time zones from Los Angeles to Adelaide. Browse forthcoming classes and workshops here and join us on a course or class to become a member to enjoy the sessions.

Members can book in and find the workshops and guest events listed in their time zones at The Novelry Live.

You can find descriptions of all workshops here.

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