Diane Chandler/Blackbird Creative Writing Workshops Feature, Chiswick Locals

'I can still remember how nervous I was at having to read my work out to others when I first started writing creatively over twenty years ago,' Diane Chandler tells the Chiswick Local online magazine . 'And for that reason our creative writing workshops are limited to a maximum of eight people. They take place around the safe environment of my kitchen table in Chiswick, and my co-host, Stephanie Zia of Blackbird Books, and I take great care to ensure that everyone is settled and feeling comfortable. What’s more, there is absolutely no pressure to read out – you can join in or just listen...'