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 social in a relaxed, informal atmosphere, where you can share your writing and get to know the rest of the group. 

Outside of the writing workshops, we have so much more to offer you: trips to London, guest speaker events, book crawls and more. There will 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 normal workshops and special events. Our membership fee for 2023/24 will be £4, and this will contribute to the running of the society.

Weekly Workshops and Socials

Our weekly workshops will be held in an array of seminar rooms on campus between 6PM and 7PM every Wednesday (with a break during reading week). Our socials will be held in Crossland's after every session. 

Events and Activities

Over the course of the year, we plan to host a range of events, including:

  • Weekly writing workshops and socials
  • Book crawls
  • Guest speaker events
  • Burns Night
  • Christmas celebration in Windsor
  • Paris trip in summer term

Contact Us

The committee are very excited to welcome new members to the society. Please get in touch with us via direct message on Instagram (@rhulwriting) or via the WhatsApp group.

 

 

Summer Elections 2024

This election period will elect all the student leaders within our student groups, as well as our unfilled Community Officer positions, who are there to represent underrepresented groups on campus, and members of our Societies, Sports and Opportunities Executive, who work with the VP Societies and Sport to develop policy and plans in their area of engagement. For student group elections, if you are a current student and a paid, standard member of any group you can stand and vote for the committee for the coming year. Please note, you must also be a student in the 2024/2025 academic year in order to stand in the election.

1136 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Friday 3 May 2024 (in 19 days)

The polls open at 12:00 on Tuesday 7 May 2024 (in 3 weeks and 2 days)

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President
Natalie Borenstein
Secretary
Madeleine Taylor
Treasurer
Angele Barthel Barthel
Vice President
Harry Stone
Wellbeing Secretary
Jasmine Fry