The Final Chapter: Writing Workshop

Didn’t quite manage to get that novel written during lockdown? Want to give it another go this autumn?


Saturday 5th September, 2020 @ 9:00 am

  • Hands On/Workshop
  • Online event


About the Event

oin us at The Final Chapter: a two-day online writing workshop featuring masterclasses from award-winning novelist, Helen Cross: 5-6 September 2020

For immediate release

L’atelier des écrivains – The Writers’ Workshop, France, is excited to host ‘The Final Chapter’: an online writing event featuring two days of online masterclasses, writing exercises and creative stimulation. 

Participants will learn writing skills from award-winning novelist, Helen Cross; meet author Catherine Cooper who will be joining us to discuss her new book and share her tips and advice on writing murder mystery; and will have plenty of opportunities to share their work and receive valuable feedback. 

The programme contains writing exercises designed to help participants flex those creative muscles as well as that valuable commodity: lots of free time for people to write to their heart’s content. At the end of each masterclass, Helen will give writers an exercise that can be completed before the next session, which can either relate to a piece of new work, or to hone and focus an existing project. The weekend will be rounded off with a celebratory evening of readings (with optional wine drinking).

Everything kicks off at 9am BST on Saturday 5 September and finishes at 9pm on Sunday 6 September. Participants can join in as many or as little of the two days’ activities as they want. 

The Final Chapter builds on the success of The Quarantine Chapter – a three-day writing event that took place during lockdown in May 2020. 

Sarah Tyley, co-host of L’atelier des écrivains – The Writers’ Workshop, France, says:
“Coronavirus has scuppered our plans to host our sell-out writing workshop here in southwest France, but we didn’t want people to miss out on the opportunity to learn from Helen Cross so are bringing the event online instead. Everyone who experiences her tuition always tell us how much value they get from it and so this next event is packed with masterclasses and feedback sessions from Helen as well as all the usual creative inspiration and laughter.”

About the Book

My Summer of Love
My Summer of Love

Helen Cross

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date:18 Oct 2004


It's 1984 and one of the hottest summers Yorkshire's seen. Mona is 15 years old. She's a drinker, a thief and a fruit machine addict. Things are already going badly in the pub where she lives with her obese step-brother PorkChop. But when Mona meets posh Tamsin Fakenham, a sassy girl with beautiful breasts, things very quickly get much worse.