Programme

Our programme offers three enticing ways to start your day with a burst of creativity. Come along to a London workshop, sign up for an online course or join an early morning writing retreat for time and space to focus on your writing. Choose your inspiration!

The workshops last 90 minutes and take place in central London. Writer Gemma Seltzer facilitates, setting at least three writing exercises and encouraging you to create new poems, stories or autobiographical pieces. Each session has a theme, such as coffee-drinking, colour, sculpture or typewriters. We use the stuff of life to inspire new writing: old London maps; published texts; photographs; Lego figures; dice or the morning Metro. The focus is on generating new writing, so you won’t be expected to share your work. Please bring a pen, and a notebook or paper. Each season, we invite a few guest tutors to lead workshops.

The online courses last four weeks. Expect a total of four dispatches. These courses offer you a chance to carve out some private writing time, at home, at work, or on the move. Courses are self-guided and contain unique writing tasks delivered directly to your email inbox once a week at 6am, ready for you to complete that morning. Your course will begin on the morning after purchase. We suggest allowing at least 60 minutes to finish each session. We offer four themes, including our most recent course: ‘Sound.’ You can buy each course individually, or commit to a morning writing habit and experience a full 16-week programme!

The morning writing retreats offer a peaceful and friendly environment for you to bring your work-in-progress or test ideas. Ideal for those of you who dream of time to write, but struggle to make space in your busy working life. Rather than a facilitated workshop, these open sessions provide a morning writing retreat in the supportive company of other writers. Writing prompts, creativity books and props will be on hand for inspiration. A light breakfast of hot drinks, fruit and pastries will be available, too.

"There's something about starting your day with the sun streaming through the window and setting the paper on fire with your pen."