Steve Thompson Bursaries

From our earliest Writing Room days back in 2013, we have wanted to welcome creative writers onto our courses regardless of their ability to pay.

Our wonderful patron, Steve Thompson, has helped to make this possible and there is now a Steve Thompson Bursary place on each course we run.

We do try to keep our course fees as affordable as possible. However, if you feel unable to sign up to a place because you’re worried about covering the cost, please email Kate, our Programme Director, explaining a bit about your situation, which course you'd like to do, and how studying with us will help your writing.

We will treat your information in total confidence and if we are able to help, we will.

A word from our Patron, Steve Thompson

I joined Giovanna’s Journalism course in November 2014 while looking after my young son Archie. I wanted to develop my writing skills and meet some new people outside of the new parent bubble. Gio’s enthusiasm and expertise were inspiring and are typical of the team at Writing Room. But for a friend asking me to help grow their software startup, I would have carried on developing my writing over the past few years. However, the positive impact on my self-confidence and curiosity never left me and I was delighted to be able to re-engage with Kate and take on a role as a patron to help support the amazingly creative environment Writing Room provides. My academic roots are in economics and mathematics and my professional roots are in financial analysis, with a sideline in property renovation.


Writing Room is a registered Community Interest Company: a non-profit arts organisation committed to serving the interests of our diverse community of creative writers.

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