for writers and readers….

Write on Brighton Beach – my confidence-boosting 4 week course

deckchairsWhen I say on I don’t mean we will be sitting on fat sand (ok, pebbles) or deckchairs. We will be in a small, but perfectly formed, gallery facing out to sea, sandwiched between Brighton Pier and the Sea Life Centre.pier

View from Swimming in Art Gallery

The class is designed for both writers with experience and absolute beginners. It will be small so there’s going to be plenty of time for individual attention and the opportunity to share work, but you will always be in control. I never insist writers read aloud unless they feel comfortable.  My job is to make sure that everyone gets the most out of the course. That means feeling safe and being stretched at the same time. This is a chance to unlock your imagination in a unique location. It’s going to be confidence-building, highly creative and fun.

“The exercises are inspiring. So much work and thought goes into them but it never feels heavy. There is a lot of laughter in this class.”
Maria, Advanced Fiction Student 

The course starts on Tuesday morning April 25th and it will run from 10.30am to 12.30

Finding story ideas in unusual places, developing characters that walk off the page and creating an authentic sense of place,
Memoir – unlocking stories from the past and using the techniques of creative writing on factual material to bring it alive to readers
A bit. How much depends on the group but I specialise in poetry for the terrified…


swimming in art gallery

Get to the Pier. Turn to your left and you will see a flight of stairs down to the lower promenade. Go down. You’re there. There is also a gentle ramp nearby. The gallery itself is wheelchair accessible.

gallery map

£45 for four weeks includes refreshments

Me. You’ll find out quite a lot about me looking around this site but here is a brief summary.
I’m a writer (one novel published, one creative writing guide, numerous newspaper and magazine articles); a creative writing tutor with 10+ years experience in university and adult education (I’ve got a PGCE and a Masters in Creative and Life Writing); Leonard Cohen fan (you probably don’t need to know that).

Phone 01273 670954 or 07799303045 (This is Swimming in Art Gallery’s booking service – so you can pay by card)

Put them in the comments section below or email at bridgetwhelan at hotmail dot co dot uk


10 comments on “Write on Brighton Beach – my confidence-boosting 4 week course

  1. roughwighting
    April 14, 2017

    Sounds like just my kind of class – the kind I like to attend, and the kind I like to teach as well. But I can’t offer as sweet a location! 🙂

    • bridget whelan
      April 14, 2017

      You’re right: it is a sweet location. I’m excited about being so close to the elements (but protected from them – the sun doesn’t always shine) and what it might do for our writing.

  2. lowdowner
    April 14, 2017

    Hi Bridget

    I would like to do your 4 week writing class please. I tried to text you but I was told the number is invalid. Is there a number missing perhaps?

    Please send bank details etc for payment.



    • bridget whelan
      April 14, 2017

      Thank you, Morven. You’re right I missed out a number – it should be 07799303045. These phone numbers are actually for the gallery’s booking service so you can pay by card. Love to see on the 25th!

  3. robbiesinspiration
    April 15, 2017

    Sadly I live a bit to far away to participate. I have shared on twitter for you.

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