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Write & Shine workshops and online courses are open to everyone, whether you're new to writing, have some experience or simply want more creativity into your working day.

Write & Shine embraces morning creativity. We encourage participants to find inspiration in modern life, while exploring the craft of writing.

Research shows we’re more creative in the morning. When we wake, we’re incredibly sensitive to the sights & sounds of our environment. It’s the best time to think, dream & imagine. Writing early captures all kinds of ideas before your inner critic rears its head.

Open to all, our programme takes place in peaceful London locations. Each session, writer Gemma Seltzer guides the group through a range of inspiring exercises to prompt new writing. Everyone leaves the workshop with a few drafts ready to develop further in their own time. Just bring a pen & some paper or a notebook.

We’re currently enjoying our winter programme, with workshops from December to February. Each session has a theme allowing us to delve deeply into a subject. We’ll find inspiration in the cold winter days, the festive season, as well as mark Random Acts of Kindness Day.

In each workshop, we delve into new ideas, approaching the page with hope and optimism, because we believe that writing shows us new ways of imagining the world.

Write & Shine has featured in the Financial Times magazine, Time Out & A Little Bird and has run bespoke sessions for a range of organisations including Adidas Women’s Studio, the Canary Wharf Group, Charing Cross Library, Meetup, Morning Gloryville & Paperchase. Please get in touch if you’d like to find out how your company or venue could benefit from a Write & Shine session.

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The Write & Shine programme is led by writer & early riser Gemma Seltzer. She set up Write & Shine in 2015, following a collaboration with a photographer in 5am London, which captured the city during the first part the day. Gemma makes all kinds of literary projects and has enjoyed performance & writing commissions from organisations such as Age UK, BBC Radio 3, Tate Modern & the Venice Biennale.