Writing

About Us

The Royal Holloway Writing Society was founded to give writers of all levels an opportunity to learn, write and share! Whether you are a seasoned novelist, a ballad-writing amateur or want to fill the 8th notebook you just bought from Paperchase, this is the society for you!

We meet every week and our sessions are split into two parts: a workshop and a social. The workshops give our writers a chance to learn new skills, discuss projects and practice with prompts. The focus of our sessions can be anything from novel writing and poetry to screenwriting – there is something for everyone! The workshop is followed by a gathering at Crosslands for a relaxed social atmosphere, where you can share your writing and get to know the rest of the group!

Outside of the weekly meetings, we have so much more to offer you - from themed socials and movie nights to trips and feedback sessions. There’ll be plenty of chances to have a laugh, share your work, inspire yourself and learn from each other!

Membership

Purchasing a membership to Writing Society will give you access to all our weekly workshops and other one-off events throughout the academic year. Our membership fee for 2021/22 will be £4 and this will contribute towards the running of the society.

Weekly Workshops and Socials

During Term 2, our weekly workshops will be held on Mondays from 18:00 to 19:00 in Windsor 1-04, followed by a social in the Crosslands bar in the Founder's Building. Please note that in response to the rise in the Omicron variant of coronavirus, we will be reviewing the government guidelines on a weekly basis to determine whether workshops should be moved online.

Events and Activities

Over the course of the year we plan to host a wide number of events including:

  • Weekly writing workshops and socials
  • Movie nights
  • Society Christmas meal
  • Writing marathons
  • Talks from guest speakers

These are, of course, subject to social distancing measures and overall member interest but rest assured, we will definitely be running a range of exciting events this year.

Contact Us

The committee are very excited to welcome new members to the society. Please get in touch with us by messaging our Facebook page or dropping us an email at writing@royalholloway.su.

Other Information

Society hoodies are available and can be purchased from Custom Club Clothing.

 

 

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  • Writing - Standard Membership£4.00
Events Coordinator
Jo Has
President
Christos Dexiades
Secretary
Silas Poulson
Treasurer
Cathy Snarey
Vice President
Hannah Jones