The Writing Hub

"Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but that's the only way you can do anything really good." William Faulkner

Supporting our community of writers at Oxford Brookes

The Writing Hub is a gathering point for people interested in developing writing skills at Oxford Brookes University. It encompasses staff and students, our academic writers across the disciplines, our present or future professional writers and those at every stage of developing their writing. The Writing Hub provides a network for sharing writing development activities and hosts regular events and writing retreats. It is a supportive space in which to share experiences, adopt new techniques and get beyond the imperfections of first drafts to reach your full potential.

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To join the Writing Hub mailing list, submit an event or say hello, please email

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News and events

Write Space Writing Retreats 

Write Space writing retreats create a supportive, structured environment within which writers can meet a writing goal.

Whether face-to-face or online the format is the same: writers of any style and level create a sense of community containing plenty of quiet space to make progress with their writing. The group reflects together on the writing process at intervals, and there is always a Centre for Academic Development tutor available for participants to talk through their work.

Dates for the next series of Write Space writing retreats are now available on our writing retreats and communities page

an aerial view of Headington Hill Hall
Headington Hill Hall - our venue for our face-to-face writing retreats.

Contact us

If you are interested in writing, wish to develop your own writing or are involved in developing others’ writing, we want to hear from you. Please contact to get involved or join our mailing list.