Autumn Masterclasses announced

We have superb tutors to work with this Autumn on both our courses and masterclasses. Check out our new website (keeping in mind it is still a work in progress) for all our Autumn listings!


Guardian Journalist Pat Devereaux, Flash Fiction Maestro David Gaffney, and Faber New Poet Declan Ryan will all be at the Writing Room for our Sunday Masterclasses.


Our 6 week courses are: Finding the Poem with Paul Lyalls; Life Writing and Memoir with Giovanna Iozzi (nearly full); and Novel Writing Building Your Skills with Sonia Lambert.


And don’t forget to register your interest if you are new to any of our clubs and groups – you can join for free if you have ever done one of our courses. They all start again from 10th September.


Email Kate Pemberton for all Haringey Literature Live course-related bookings and enquiries.



Our six-session Autumn courses for adults have been announced, see below for the programme and start reserve your places now!

Our tutors are offering again poetry, life-writing/memoir, and novels, all by popular demand – but expect new angles, elements and focus in each of these rewarding courses. And why not try something new? Novelists, unlock your work through poetry. Poets, you are the original life-writers so why not try it in prose? Life-writers, I bet you have a novel in there somewhere. Shake it up and enjoy yourselves at the Writing Room!


FINDING THE POEM with Paul Lyalls
Wednesdays 12, 19, 26 September, 3, 10 17 October, 10.30am to 1pm
£95, Writing Room

All are welcome on this fun and liberating workshop-based course, whether you are new to writing, or wish to expand your collection of poems, or are a prose writer wanting to explore your writing capabilities. Expect to be highly productive as you learn how to find and unlock poems, let them build, grow and multiply. Exercises in class, focused on tiny details, every day experiences, or life-changing events, will enable you to encapsulate aspects of your internal and external worlds. This is a friendly and constructive course which previous students have described as ‘inspirational’.


Thursdays 13, 20, 27 September, 4, 11, 18 October, 10.30am to 1pm
£95, Writing Room

Do you have a passion for recording your real life experiences? Perhaps you’ve identified different threads and fragments but you’re not quite sure how to form them into a longer piece of work? Whether you’re interested in writing short memoir stories or a longer book of life-writing then this class will help and guide you through your own process as well as helping you to identify key themes in your work. Each week we will use prompts to help us sharpen memories, thoughts and feelings as well as closely reading extracts of published writing. Students will also have the chance to share work and get supportive feedback on their prose.


Thursdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November, 6 December, 10.30am to 1pm
£95, Writing Room

This course will provide a supportive environment in which to build the skills to improve your novel. Each week we will be looking at issues such as inspiration, character, view point, setting, plot, and editing. We will try out short writing exercises in class each week and discuss advice on technique. There will also be an opportunity to share extracts from your work in progress during the six weeks.


Tuesdays 2, 9 16 October, (half term), 30 October, 6, 13 November, 10.30am to 1pm
Places for Create Your Future participants 

Guardian journalist and editor Pat Devereaux will be talking journalism beyond the news cycle, constructive reporting, building communities on social media, audience first story telling, newsletters, mojo apps, podcasting and more.  This is a practical and awareness raising course with priority given to ethnic minority women on the Create Your Future project.


 KIDS CLUB will running every Saturday at Karamel with Paul Lyalls in term times. Reserve your place for 8 to 12 year olds now! 

COLLAGE VOICES will start from January 2019 and offers performing arts and digital technology for children and young people. Read more and register your interest  

Start Your Writing Week, Instant Reading Group and Feedback Fridays all resume on the week starting 9th September.