We’re here for anyone who loves to write

Whether you’re an aspiring or established writer of novels, short stories, poems or plays, New Writing South is here to feed your creativity.

We offer some of the best quality training you’ll find, including the Creative Writing Programme (formerly at University of Sussex), alongside shorter courses and workshops covering a range of writing styles.

New Writing South serves writers from across southeast England, and we have active groups in Portsmouth, Crawley, Hastings and East Kent. At our home in Brighton, The Writers’ Place, we offer a supportive creative space with regular events, performances and networking opportunities.

We’re committed to nurturing an inclusive community of writers, regardless of background or previous experience. We offer bursaries for many of our opportunities, we take part in the TLC Free Reads scheme, and we run meetup groups for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers, and writers who identify as LGBTQ+.

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