Events & workshops

Every year, we run a series of workshops (free to attend) in the lead-up to our writing competition’s closing date.

We hope that these workshops will inspire, educate and inform everyone who attends. You don’t have to be entering a story in to our competition – anyone can come to the workshops – but of course we hope you will send in an entry too!

2018 Workshops

The HG Wells Short Story Competition are delighted to be able to offer occasional writing workshops in Folkestone for writers of all ages.

Any additional workshop news will be announced via this website and also on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Your ideas

We are happy to consider running group workshops across the South East. What sort of thing would you like to see covered? Email us at with your suggestions.




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Theme: Peace
Closed 23 July 2018. Thanks to the hundreds that have entered.

Shortlist to be announced Friday 21st September.

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