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Sun, 15 Oct


Online Workshop

{SOLD OUT!} Write your Essay Collection in 6 Months!

In this creative writing workshop I will teach you how to create beautiful, intricate essays with the aim to produce a collection at the end to submit to publishers.

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{SOLD OUT!} Write your Essay Collection in 6 Months!
{SOLD OUT!} Write your Essay Collection in 6 Months!

Time & Location

15 Oct 2023, 16:00 – 18:00 BST

Online Workshop

About The Event

‘All writing is about seeing new things and investigating them. Sometimes it’s about seeing new things in old things.”

 – Deborah Levy, Real Estate

Are you ready to take your ideas or a collection of unfinished essays and transform them into a polished and completed essay collection?

Throughout my life, I have relied on essays as a means of discovering my own thoughts and beliefs. There is something captivating about the essay form that continually draws me back. I am enamored by their fluidity, the way they allow me to confront conflicts on the page, and the opportunity to explore new and experimental structures. Each time I complete a book of essays, I am genuinely amazed by the knowledge I have gained: not only about writing and craftsmanship but also about myself and the unforeseen journey that the essays have taken me on.

I offer an alternative approach to compiling an essay collection that is not only more effective but also provides a sense of community. My 6-month essay writing course is designed to assist writers to generate and refine a draft that is ready for submission, all within a supportive and encouraging environment. 

By working alongside a group of talented peers and under my guidance as a published essayist and experienced mentor, you will spend 6 months delving deep into the process of constructing your story from the ground up.

In addition to comprehensive lessons on the technical aspects of essay writing, such as structure, theme, voice, and point of view, this course will include interactive workshops that actively engage you and address any questions you may have. 

Together, we will meticulously examine remarkable published works by esteemed authors like Deborah Levy, Joan Didion, Lydia Davis, Olivia Laing, and Jia Tolentino, studying the creation of some of the most original and renowned essay collections.

Throughout the course, you will also gain valuable insights into the world of publishing, offering you accessible information that is crucial for success. I will provide you with a behind-the-scenes look at what it truly means to create an essay collection, equipping you with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the publishing industry with confidence.

Embark on this transformative journey with me as we bring your vision to life and share your essays with the world. 

Together, we will craft an extraordinary essay collection that showcases your unique voice and perspective.


Monthly Writing Sessions

15.10.2023 - 4PM-6PM

12.11.2023 - 4PM-6PM

10.12.2023 - 4PM-6PM

14.01.2023 - 4PM-6PM

11.02.2023 - 4PM-6PM

10.03.2023 - 4PM-6PM


Two 30 minute individual feedback sessions, appointments booked with the instructor (Sophia Hembeck). 

The instructor: 

Sophia Hembeck is a writer and visual artist based in Edinburgh. She has published two books of essays called:  Things I Have Noticed, 2020 & Things I Have Loved, 2023. Her bestselling substack 'The Muse Letter' is published every Sunday, where she wonders about the meanderings of life.  She has been teaching creative writing classes since 2020. 


  • Standard Ticket

    This Ticket is valid for the whole duration of the 6-months writing workshop. Including six 2-hour monthly writing sessions and 2 one-on-one private sessions with the instructor.

    From £420.00 to £590.00
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    • £590.00
      +£14.75 service fee
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      +£10.50 service fee

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