Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:30 - 09:15

Write & Shine (Virtual)

Start your day with a burst of creativity!

Join Write & Shine live from The London Library Reading Room for a 90-minute virtual writing workshop called 'Secret Self'. This session will take Anita Brookner as inspiration for writing. 

This is the second in a series of three virtual writing workshops celebrating the women of The London Library. A great writer of the inner lives of women, Anita Brookner joined the library in 1968 and remained a member for 40 years. During that time, her novel Hotel Du Lac won the 1984 Booker Prize.

Writer Gemma Seltzer will guide the group through a range of inspiring exercises to prompt new writing. Together, we'll read Brookner’s work, and write stories and poems capturing the tension between the public and the private, secret self. 

Research shows we’re more creative in the morning. When we wake, we’re incredibly sensitive to the sights & sounds of our environment. It’s the best time to think, dream & imagine. Writing early captures all kinds of ideas before your inner critic rears its head.

In Write & Shine workshops, you won’t be expected to share your writing, which offers great freedom and encourages all kinds of unexpected ideas to emerge.

Login at 7.30am for 7.45am start. You will be sent a Zoom link a few days before the workshop (if you do not receive it, please check your junk file or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).