Devotion Summer School
Seek shade during high summer with Devotion Summer School.
Join us every Wednesday evening between 3rd and 24th August for guided reading and writing sessions during which we will be thinking about heatwaves and washing lines, Emily Berry, Octavia E. Butler, JG Ballard, Ariana Reines, desert fathers—and mothers and blood moons. Devotion is also an opportunity to meet other writers and share work.
Summer School is only bookable as a four week block and we encourage attendees to come every week. However, we do record the sessions so that you can watch and participate at your own convenience.
Wednesday 3 August, 6pm-7.30pm GMT
Wednesday 10 August, 6pm-7.30pm GMT
Wednesday 17 August, 6pm-7.30pm GMT
Wednesday 24 August, , 6pm-7.30pm GMT
In order to nurture a regular writing practice, and a sense of community, we encourage attendees to come every week and are offering tickets for the entire term only.
We offer a sliding scale payment structure and trust that people pay according to financial means.
We offer a limited amount of full price tickets that include a 121 with Sophie on your writing practice.
We offer a full price ticket for waged attendees.
We offer a non means-tested concession price based on trust.
Scholarship places are now full
Nurturing a writing practice
Devotion is a practice-based creative writing workshop that nurtures writing practices through communal writing sessions that foster accountability, solidarity and collective learning. Through a mixture of writing prompts (inspired by poetry, novels, films, music, memoirs and more) and open discussion, writers of any level from absolute beginner to published authors can explore new techniques and themes.
'When we write together and read together, it feels congregational, it feels like a ritual necessary in the world right now. Sophie and Rose seem to tap into something elemental and free something in us all.'
'Devotion does something that nothing else has ever done for me in my writing and has changed me in other more spiritual senses too. The space is nurturing and allows for everybody to be who they need to be on any given day and the pricing structure means I can attend without worry, which is amazing.'
‘On the last day of Devotion I actually wrote a page length poem that was an actual poem. and it didn't totally suck it actually sounds like my voice, i touched the chords of my own song and even tho its a groggy 7am song its still the sound of it and that experience was like the most crazy insane breakthrough and i cried a lot and have been writing almost everyday since.’