Forthcoming Events, Live & Online

September 2020

Sunday 13th September

1pm - 2pm


The Chiswick Book Festival

Online - Book, enjoy, donate:

Saturday, 12th September, 2020 Watch on YouTube below

Rosamund Lupton, Diane Chandler

In conversation with Rachel Schofield: Too Close to Home?

Online - Book, enjoy, donate:

Sunday, 13th September 2020, watch on YouTube Below

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

CWWL Creative Writing Workshops, Online


CWWL Creative Writing Zoom Workshops for Beginners


No pressure to share. Join in or just listen.


Next session Tuesday 6th October, 18.30BST



Link & details:





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 kitchen table workshops postponed until it's safe to meet again. Join in one-hourly sessions on ZOOM.


"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"



Words with Wine in W4 BookClub Online


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 free 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, Amanda Craig, Trent Dalton 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 with guest Amanda Craig.

Wednesday 27 September 6pm BST Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton with guest Trent Dalton on pre-recorded video from Australia answering our questions

Wednesday Oct 7th : 10 minutes 38 seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak

Wednesday Nov 4th : The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

Wednesday Dec 2nd: Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton 



ZOOM link to join: