Adult Writing Groups

We now have two writing groups for adults.
Portfield Hall Evening Group
This group takes place every other Monday evening at Portfield Hall, Portfield Road, Christchurch Bh23 2aq.
Starting at 7.35pm and ending at 8.35pm for a normal session and 9.05pm for a longer session.
We are upstairs in Room 4, and run fortnightly sessions. Our sessions vary from one hour at £5 to an hour and a half for £7. They are run on a pay-as-you-go basis and we have a timetable available with ‘normal’ sessions, ‘themed’ sessions and the longer sessions. Generally, for the normal sessions, we each bring in work, read it out and ask for feedback. The themed sessions are agreed in advance based on what writers request…publishing routes, querying agents, beta reading, editing, story structure, plot and pace, characterisation and much more. We encourage a warm and friendly atmosphere at the group and many of our writers have gone on to finish and publish their novels and other work. Please feel free to contact us via the website or email Chantelle on to find out when our next session is due.

CORONA VIRUS – this group is currently not running due to the corona virus. We will update this page as soon as Portfield Hall reopens.

UPDATE !! – We are now running a weekly Skype group call for this group but with limited numbers. The session will run every Monday, one week from 3-4pm, the following 7.30-8.30pm. Cost is £2.50 per session payable in 6 week blocks at £15. You can pick and choose which 6 sessions you would like to attend. Please email Chantelle first on to confirm a place and receive the timetable.

Monday Online Writing Group

six one hour sessions - you can pick and choose which six you attend.


NEW !! – Would you benefit from one-to-one feedback on your writing? We are now offering one-to-one online calls for writers needing feedback, advice and support. For just £10 you will receive one and a half hours of support from one of our professionals. Half an hour of reading any work in progress you would like feedback on and one hour of face to face feedback and support tailored to your individual needs. For more information and for payment options please email Chantelle on

The Red House Museum Group

New for 2020, we are running an adult writing group at The Red House Museum, in the Courtyard Activity Room, within the beautiful setting of The Red House Museum. This is a more structured group, meeting every Tuesday from 1pm-2pm, £4 per person, per session, on a half-termly pay in advance basis or on a pay-as-you go basis if preferred. This group is ideal for new writers, or those who have lost confidence, as well as those who would benefit from meeting new people and gaining support and feedback on their work. The aim of the group is to provide friendly support, professional advice and to encourage progress!

We will make time each week to check in with people’s progress and listen to work and offer feedback but we will also have a timetable for writing exercises to encourage development of plot, structure, characterisation, setting, location and much more.

Each half-term block is payable in advance via the Chasing Driftwood website and works out at £4 per person per session, but please feel free to email Chantelle on for more information.

CORONA VIRUS – This group is not currently running due to the corona virus. We will update the page as soon as The Red House Museum is open again

Payment via the link below or please email Chantelle on for more information or payment options.