Forthcoming Events, Live & Online

January/February 2021

CWWL Creative Writing Workshops, Online

Booking for Jan/Feb now open

Unlock your creativity with CWWL, Creative Writing Workshops London, 1-hour Zoom creative writing workshops with novelist Diane Chandler & Blackbird's Stephanie Zia:


* SMALL groups - Max 6 students

* INTERACTIVE - These are 'live' Zoom classes: a mix of lectures, discussion & writing exercises with TWO published novelists as teachers.

* NO PRESSURE - Join in or sit & listen. Only speak or read out your exercise if you want to.

* FEEDBACK -  Homework will be set, complete if you wish and get feedback on your writing.

* FUN! - A shared experience, unlocking creativity brings people together.

* STAND-ALONE. Try it! If you enjoy, sign up for another... 


All 1hr workshops, £20.00


Eventbrite links:


If a workshop is sold out, as with the first workshop here, Colour, please email If there's enough interest, another group will be set up. 


Some Feedback from our 2020 Zoom Workshops


'Fun, collaborative and helpful. Much less daunting than I feared.'


'Can't tell you how much I enjoyed the first workshop and how fired up I was after it.'


'Has finally given me the confidence and springboard to write'


'Some great exercises to keep the creative juices flowing, as always.'


'A fun, safe and inspiring environment which has left me with a lot of food for thought.'



September 2020

The Chiswick Book Festival

Watch on YouTube Below

Rosamund Lupton, Diane Chandler interviewed by Rachel Schofield 


The craft of settings in novels

Sunday, 13th September 2020, watch on YouTube Below

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

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 on the first Wednesday of every month. 


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 writing with Louise Doughty, David Nicholls, Amanda Craig, Trent Dalton, Abi Dare 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, with guest Abi Dare

Wednesday Dec 2nd: Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton, with guest Rosamund Lupton

Wednesday Jan 6th: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Wednesday Feb 3rd: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi



ZOOM link to join: