Creative Writing Workshop: Unlock your Imagination

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

Wednesday 27 October
10:00am — 4:00pm

‘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 workshop or both!


Workshop 1: Unlock your Imagination

10am – 4pm

This day-long workshop consists of four sessions, taking you from an initial idea to inventing memorable characters, devising effective plots and creating a stage for the drama to unfold.

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

The day includes a delicious lunch and an exclusive guided tour of Jane Austen’s House. All materials are provided – just bring your imagination! 

This workshop can stand alone or can act as a companion to the Goths in Bonnets workshop the same day. Please note tickets must be booked separately.



Date: Wednesday 27 October

Time: 10am – 4pm

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

Tickets: £125


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.