Creative Writing Workshop: Goths in Bonnets

Join us for a day of lively and interactive creative writing workshops, led by Libby Morgan and Gill Thompson

Wednesday 27 October
6:00pm — 9:00pm

‘Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.’

Pride and Prejudice


Join us for an inspiring and energising day of creative writing workshops. Whether you want to kick-start that novel or fine tune your writing style, this packed day of expert tuition, prompts and practice will help you improve all aspects of your creative writing and will send you home buzzing with new ideas, ready to put your skills into practice.

These two lively and interactive workshops will take place at Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, where all of Jane Austen’s novels were written or revised. Taking inspiration from your surroundings, both Jane Austen’s home and garden will play an important part in helping you release your creativity.

Join us for one or both!


Workshop 2: Goths in Bonnets

Using Northanger Abbey as a basis, this workshop will provide a brief introduction to the Gothic genre. You will then be able to explore Jane Austen’s House by night in order to spark your own gothic writing through a sensory experience.

The capacity of this event will be kept low to allow for the best possible experience. 

The event includes an exclusive, out-of-hours tour of Jane Austen’s House. All materials are provided – just bring your imagination! 

This workshop is stand-alone or can act as a companion to the Unlock your Imagination workshop the same day. Please note tickets must be booked separately.



Date: Wednesday 27 October

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Location: Jane Austen’s House, Chawton (find us)

Tickets: £50


Bursary places are also available for this event at a lower price. For more details please email


Workshop leaders:

This workshop will be led by Libby Morgan and Gill Thompson – both skilled writers, experienced English lecturers and Creative Writing M.A graduates.

Libby spent several years working for a financial publishing house as a production assistant, subeditor and in-house journalist. Having completed her M.A in Critical and Creative Writing at Winchester University in 2017, she now writes regularly and has started work on her second novel.

Gill is a published author of historical fiction. ‘The Child on Platform One,’ was a USA Today bestseller and has been translated into nine languages. She is currently working on a new novel set on Channel Island Jersey. She hosts the creative writing blog wordkindling.