Workshops with Libertà

Libertà offers workshops on various aspects of novel-writing for writers at all stages of their careers. Details of current and future full-day workshops are below or you can subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to hear about our upcoming sessions.

Libertà Workshops & Courses for Writers at All Stages — with Sophie Weston & Joanna Maitland

Liberta events: add sparkle via workshopEditing Workshops #1 #2 — SPARKLE
Add Sparkle to Your MS

Aimed at:

writers at all stages,
published or unpublished
experienced or just starting out

Workshops to Make Your Writing Sparkle — and Keep Your Reader Hooked

Sparkle #1:  Hook & Hold   (for the 10% ebook free sample, but works for print, too)
— so your reader feels compelled to buy your book after reading free sample
Sparkle #2:  Bling It Up       
(for the full book)
— delight your reader throughout your story so she autobuys your next book

More information and comments from previous participants here so you can decide if either of the Sparkle workshops is for you

Next London Date for Sparkle #1:  Hook & Hold  
Saturday, 2018 date to be announced. Venue: RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London

Next London Date for Sparkle #2:  Bling it Up!  
Saturday, 2018 date to be announced. Venue: RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London


Libertà Workshops & Courses for Experienced Writers — with Sophie Weston & Joanna Maitland

Workshop #3 — EXPLORERS
Feeling Stale? Need a Refresh?
Reset Your Writing Compass

Aimed at:

experienced writers who feel stale, or uncertain;
or who are struggling
or just plain bored with their writing

A Workshop to Help You Recover Your Sense of Writing Adventure — AND fall in love with writing again!

Forthcoming Explorers Workshop Date(s):

Next Explorers workshop to be held in 2018. Venue: London. Date will be announced here soon.
More information and comments from previous participants here so you can decide if Explorers is for you.



We (Joanna and Sophie) have planned these workshops because:

  • they deal with problems we see regularly
  • we’ve had them ourselves at one time or another…
  • … and got through them. Each workshop really is the result of blood-stained experience.

In all our workshops, we aim to tailor the content to the needs of the group, so we will invite participants to tell us in advance about specific issues they’d like us to cover. For some workshops, we will also invite participants to submit material to us in advance. Numbers will be limited to ensure all participants can benefit from discussion and individual attention

Want to know more?

If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please email us
via the contact page or sign up for our newsletter and be the first to hear about the latest dates and venues

3 thoughts on “Workshops with Libertà

  1. Laurie Bishop

    I would happily pay for an e-version–or a transcript–of workshop no. 3. I would love to travel to London but I can’t see it happening in the next year or so. Thank you!

    1. Joanna Post author

      Hi Laurie and sorry for delay in replying. Was on holiday!

      We haven’t yet decided whether we’ll let people buy e-versions or transcripts. TBH, we hadn’t thought about it till you raised it. If we do decide to go down that track, we’ll let you know.

    2. Joanna

      Hi again Laurie
      Just to bring you up to date. Also for anyone else who may have been wondering about this.

      We have now held the first Explorers workshop. It was very successful but, as we promise all our Explorer participants that everything said at the workshop will remain confidential, there is no scope for any kind of transcript. I’m sorry if that’s disappointing for you but, for this kind of interactive workshop, I’m afraid people do have to be there


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