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 Brookes

The Writing Hub is a gathering point for people interested in developing writing skills at Brookes. 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 virtual writing retreats (Tuesday 28 June, 9:00am- 4:00pm, Friday 15 July, 9:00am- 4:00pm)

Work on your writing within a supportive structured environment in order to achieve a personal writing goal. Pop into a break-out room to chat and also have time to reflect on the writing process before, during and after a good day's work. Sessions are currently online via Zoom.

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Assignment Brief Writing Retreat (Thursday 14 July 2022, 9:30am - 3:30 pm)

The Writing Hub invites teaching staff to a one day writing retreat where we will consider what may be for some an overlooked genre of our professional writing: the assignment brief.  Arguably an aspect of our writing that has the most impact on students, staff can take this opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, reflect on good practice and work alongside a network of critical friends to develop assignment briefs for next year. This event will take place online via Zoom.

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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.