Creative and Life Writing Workshops

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Alison lives in Somerset and writes contemporary women's fiction, gritty dramas and YA time-travel adventure. She is published by darkstroke, and is a member of the Society of Authors and, the Romantic Novelists’ Association. She has a first class degree in Creative Writing from

Bath Spa University and a Masters with merit from Oxford Brookes University. She taught Creative Writing for Wiltshire College until December 2018. Alison now run workshops at the Red Brick Building in Glastonbury and other locations. Alison is available for freelance editing.


Jenny lives in Devon and writes contemporary women’s fiction, romance, and children's picture books as Jenny Kane. She also writes medieval mysteries and audio scripts as Jenifer Ash and award winning erotica as Kay Jaybee. She is published by Aria, Headline, Chinbeard Books, Xcite, Mammoth, Penguin, Cleis Press and Sweetmeats Press.

Jenny is a member the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Erotic Readers and Writer's Association. Jenny has a PhD in Medieval History. She has been teaching creative writing classes to adults and children for twelve years in-between writing her novels, novellas & short stories. Jenny is the co-founder of Imagine creative writing workshops



Fantastic, inspiring, hugely enjoyable!  I definitely want to keep on writing – THANK YOU!


Michelle - workshop student for Alison Knight


“Very organised, constructive, but very approachable. Jenny Kane is a born teacher/motivator. 

Angela Petch of the Cardiff RNA 2021

"The Imagine retreat is a must for any established or hopeful writer. Space, creativity and fun all rolled into one beautiful location. It is incredible value for money as well."

Attendee of the Imagine retreat



Upcoming Zoom based workshops.

Run from Devon, UK, by Jenny Kane

2 hour - Zoom based -writing workshops.
All welcome.

10th Feb – 6.30- 8.30pm

Introduction to Life Writing.

Using your own experiences to inspire fiction.

17th March – 6.30-8.30pm

Who will you write about?

Character development in fiction.

14th April – 6.30-8.30pm

Where will you write about?

Location building in fiction.

26th May – 6.30-8.30pm

How to Write a Short Story.

Writing short works for fiction.

These workshops are ideal for beginners to fiction writing, and for anyone who has written in the past and wants to polish up their skills.


Each workshop can be booked individually, or you can book the complete series.

£20 per person, per workshop.

Advance booking is essential.

£5 deposit payable on booking. Bank details given on request.

All you need for each workshop is a working Zoom link (video and sound), pen and paper.

(There will be a five-minute flex/comfort break halfway through each workshop.)

Email Jenny at to book your place.

Short Story and Fiction Writing Groups

Jenny Kane runs two fortnightly writing groups via Zoom.

Places are limited to 7 writers.

£10 per head. 

Beginners encouraged. Relaxed and fun!


Alternative Wednesday eve – 7-8pm via Zoom 


Every fortnight, Jenny Kane, runs a short story/fiction workshop for anyone who wants to have fun with words and build their creative writing skills.

Each meeting includes general writing advice, short writing exercises and the setting of an optional short story challenge.

The classes cover every aspect of fiction writing and run on a rolling basis for approx. 40 sessions. You can join or leave at any time. (It is possible to attend alternate classes only if you prefer.)

For those who want it, Jenny will critique each short story written for the fortnightly challenge. 

(£10 per person, per session, including critique. Payment is via Bank Transfer. Payment details given on request.) 

You will need to have pen and paper to hand, as well as a Zoom connection with video and microphone facilities. 

Email Jenny for a place


For any enquiries, to book a place on a workshop, or to enquire about hosting a future event, please contact Alison Knight & Jenny Kane via:


Although Alison and Jenny are located in the SW England, they are willing to travel across the UK and Europe.

Jenny provides Zoom based workshops for those outside of the local area/UK - email to enquire.

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