Join our community of writers

New Writing South champions all kinds of new creative writing in southeast England and beyond. We develop writers’ careers and help fresh talent to flourish. Join NWS Friends and you’ll not only become part of our vibrant community of writers, but you’ll be supporting us to nurture diverse talent across the region.

Become a NWS Friend to benefit from…

Money off for Friends

Friends receive 10% off selected events and workshops booked online (not including the Creative Writing Programme)

Partner offers

Enjoy promotions from the likes of the Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Charleston’s Small Wonder Festival, Creative Future and more

Lively networking

Meet other writers in your area at our informal and friendly events in Brighton, Portsmouth and Hastings

Monthly newsletter

You’ll receive our informative monthly newsletter with news, events and opportunities for writers from around the region and the UK

Become a NWS Friend today

  • New Writing South Friend (Full price)
    £20 per year
      For just £20 per year, you'll benefit from reduced rates on room hire and selected events, special offers and networking opportunities
  • New Writing South Friend (concession)
    £10 per year
    This rate is available for full-time students, over 65s, or benefit claimants. Proof of eligibility may be requested when making an application.
  • Creative Writing Programme Friend
    £12 per year
    Available to current members of the Creative Writing Programme. Bookable with a code – please contact