"I found the workshop amazing, it got me back into writing and taught me so much. I'd often go home buzzing with inspiration and ideas."
- Millie, workshop member
"James gives amazingly thorough and helpful feedback. The reading materials and exercises have been inspiring and illuminating. I would recommend the workshops to anyone who is interested in writing, especially if they lack confidence. It's a real boost."
- Lauren, workshop member
"Bin off expensive MFA courses and do this programme instead! The Hastings Writer’s Workshop is exceptional. James is a brilliant facilitator – warm, encouraging and passionate about supporting you to find your voice. I can’t recommend it highly enough."
- Eve, workshop member
"Well-structured and fun and the tutor James Young is superb."
- Jenny, workshop member
"One hundred per cent brilliant. Excellent value for money."
– Jo, workshop member
"Your class has made a real difference to my life and it has been a privilege to be your student. I've made new friends and made my writing better because of you."
- Axel, workshop member
"Excellent - I talk so much about it at home."
– John, workshop member
"Fantastic - I loved it."
– Paddy, workshop member
"Very positive experience. James offered great readings, exercises and suggestions for things to try."
– Tom, workshop member
– Bella, workshop member
"Excellent - a very high level of material and experience shared."
- Jon, workshop member
"Very positive and supportive - helped reengage me with my own writing fears and ways of overcoming them."
- Philip, workshop member
"Excellent. James was a very encouraging teacher and it felt like we were in safe hands."
- Amanda, workshop member
"I would highly recommend this course to both beginners and to more established writers. The experience was so inspiring."
– Holly, workshop member
"Excellent. Would definitely recommend it to anyone."
– Helen, workshop member
"Really enjoyable and I feel I learned a lot in a short space of time."
– Maria, workshop member