Forthcoming Events, Live & Online

September 2020

Sunday 13th September

1pm - 2pm


The Chiswick Book Festival

Online - Book, enjoy, donate:

Sunday, 13th September 2020, 1pm - 2pm

Amanda Craig, Diane Chandler & the Chiswickbuzz Words With Wine in W4 Book Club

Saturday, 12th September, 2020 Noon - 1pm

Rosamund Lupton, Diane Chandler, Rachel Schofield

In conversation: Too Close to Home?

CWWL Creative Writing Workshops, Online





Saturdays, 5pm BST £15.00





The classes are interactive but there's no pressure to share. Join in or just listen.


WHY NOT TRY ONE, if you enjoy, return for more?

Feedback from our first Zoom workshop:

'Fun, collaborative and helpful. Much less daunting than I feared.'
'Has finally given me the confidence and springboard to write'
'Some great exercises to keep the creative juices flowing, as always. Can't wait until the next one.'
'A fun, safe and inspiring environment which has left me with a lot of food for thought.'


5 Sept

3 Oct

10 Oct


More details & Eventbrite booking:




Fortnightly, May - December 2020


Author Diane Chandler is hosting a Chiswick Buzz TV online ZOOM Book Club. Words with Wine on Wednesday in W4 is every other Wednesday at 6pm.


Wherever you are in the world, join us for a vibrant book discussion.


Enjoy (or not?) the book, grab a glass of your favourite tipple and a bowl of nibbles and see you there. No need to contribute, sit and listen or join in. It's completely free.


Sometimes we've been lucky enough to be joined by the authors themselves. So far we've had fantastic chats about their books and their writing with Louise Doughty, David Nicholls and Pete Paphides.


Wednesday 29 July   6pm BST  Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Wednesday 12 August 6pm BST  The Party by Elizabeth Day

Wednesday 2 September 6pm BST (Chiswick Book Festival) The Golden Rule by Amanda Craig


As part of the 2020 Chiswick Book FestivalAmanda Craig. Amanda was with us for the full hour, discussing her work and her latest novel The Golden Rule. Amazon link:  


ZOOM link to join:



Creative Writing Workshops London

Creative writing workshops for beginners, with prize-winning novelist Diane Chandler and Blackbird


We have a lot of fun at these monthly workshops for beginners in Diane's west London kitchen.  Small classes limited to 8. No pressure to share, read out or listen. Follow-on plot and character workshops for those who have attended the beginner's workshop.


All classes postponed until it's safe to meet again. 


"An absolutely brilliant course! Concise, clear and full of humour."


"Exceeded my expectations.. cosy, intimate, yet professionally run."


"You both created a nurturing, productive and inclusive environment... though you made it seem effortless it was an extremely well-planned and considered workshop and I learnt a lot whilst thoroughly enjoying myself, which is rare"


“I have been to several of Diane and Steph’s classes and each one has been both a fun and thought-provoking experience. There’s something about the relaxed atmosphere they create which helps to loosen the anxieties of writing and I have found that effect continues well after the course.”


"Friendly and welcoming atmosphere... no pressure to share"


"Became aware that I have more imagination than I thought, an extraordinary discovery. Felt safe to share."



"Inspired me to write again"