Ardella Jones

Creative Writing lecturer

Based in
London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in atmosphere The Trafalgar Arms148 – 156 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0RT
Ardella Jones | Creative Writing lecturer

Rates: £125.00 per five week course , mentoring/critques by arrangement


Make an enquiry Phone: 07852 483001
Skype

Ardella Jones grew up fast in Ladbroke Grove then went to Bristol University where she read English and had the pee taken out of her accent. On graduating, she worked for Lambeth Council whilst moonlighting as reggae correspondent for the NME. She won the Catherine Pakenham Award for journalism for an article on Jamaica and wrote features for The Sunday Observer Magazine, The Guardian, Mojo, Melody Maker, Small Axe and a host of obscure music mags. Ardella then switched to writing fiction and scripts including a short story for Marie Claire and The Labour Exchange, a comedy panel game for Radio 4 starring Rory McGrath, Tony Hawks and Stephen Frost. She was a series script editor and writer for the cult 3D animation, Bunny Maloney, for France2. Ardella wrote and performed as part of a double act winning the New Names of 92 award at the Edinburgh Fringe for the show Cooking with Ken & Ard and on the comedy circuit as a solo stand up performing at Up the Creek, Jongleurs, Bound and Gagged et al. Ardella still employs her stand up skills when teaching Creative Writing In London as well as on Chalk the Sun retreats in Spain and Italy and as a performance poet at Dodo Modern Poets. Ardella is one of Southerly Communications writing team and also an editor for Bradwell Books and author of their Book of Kent and London Walks for All Ages. Her most recent work is a crime love set in London and Jamaica which is awaiting publication. Ardella’s star sign is Scorpio, her hobby is buying shoes and her favourite food is expensive.

Ardella Jones, BA Hons, DMS, PGCE is a member of the Institute for Learning and the National Association of Writers in Education

Group Classes

Chalk the Sun Writers' Room

Ideal for busy people who want a focus for and feedback on their writing. Work on fun exercises and inspiring activities in a small relaxed group with feedback from a professional writer. We study a new technique and a different aspect of creative writing each month and help you maximise your creativity and develop your own original work. We usually have time to continue our discussion informally in the bar afterwards.
You can also use credits for other workshops such as our Novelists' Survival Group or our one off specials. Look out for Chalk the Sun's creative writing retreats in Spain and Italy too. Tutors Ardella Jones and occasional guest speakers
Writers' Room Workshops £30 for a one-off, £125 for 5, £225 for 10 on-going monthly workshops with flexible attendance. Book 5 or 10 sessions and attend over 8/14 months:

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
The Trafalgar Arms
Location: 
Tooting, London SW17 0TR, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
First Saturday in the month 1- 4pm
Rates: 
#30.00 taster #125 for 5 workshops with flexible attendance

Stage & Screen

a series of monthly workshops on all aspects of scriptwriting and stored envelopment for radio, TV, stage and film. Comedy a speciality. All in a small group in a relaxed venue. Flexible attendance for busy people, email support between classes, guest tutors. Do fun, practical exercises in class, get professional feedback, receive personalised assignments. Up to date materials, industry guidelines and formats.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Balham Bowls Club
Location: 
Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8QX, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
second Saturday each month 1 - 4pm 11 January 2014 ongoing throughout the year
Rates: 
£125.00 for 5 session £225 for 10

Stage & Screen

a series of monthly workshops on all aspects of scriptwriting and stored envelopment for radio, TV, stage and film. Comedy a speciality. All in a small group in a relaxed venue. Flexible attendance for busy people, email support between classes, guest tutors. Do fun, practical exercises in class, get professional feedback, receive personalised assignments. Up to date materials, industry guidelines and formats.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Balham Bowls Club
Location: 
Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8QX, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
second Saturday each month 1 - 4pm 11 January 2014 ongoing throughout the year
Rates: 
£125.00 for 5 session £225 for 10

Stage & Screen

a series of monthly workshops on all aspects of scriptwriting and stored envelopment for radio, TV, stage and film. Comedy a speciality. All in a small group in a relaxed venue. Flexible attendance for busy people, email support between classes, guest tutors. Do fun, practical exercises in class, get professional feedback, receive personalised assignments. Up to date materials, industry guidelines and formats.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Balham Bowls Club
Location: 
Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8QX, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
second Saturday each month 1 - 4pm 11 January 2014 ongoing throughout the year
Rates: 
£125.00 for 5 session £225 for 10

Get started, Keep Going creative writing

Chalk the Sun is a small company run by professional writers, editors, academics and script-developers, offering a range of creative writing courses, events, Italian Writing Retreat, and feedback services. All our courses are also available as personalised distance-learning packages. Our face-to-face classes are taught in small groups, often with input from more than one tutor, in the relaxed atmosphere of Bread & Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street London, SW4 6DZ. convenient for northern line tube and rail links to Victoria and Clapham Junction. Full information, including tutors' profiles, student work and testimonials, downloadable reading list, venue details, booking and payment options, is available at www.chalkthesun.co.uk

Get Started, Keep Going £149
A six-session course, offering an introduction to creative writing techniques for absolute beginners and rusty writers, with useful tips on ways of working and generating ideas, scene setting, creating character, dialogue and action. Get inspired.
Wednesdays 7.00 – 9.30 pm Garden Room, Bread & Roses Clapham
15 January - 19 February 2014

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Bread & Roses
Location: 
68 Clapham Manor Street London SW4 6DZ, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
15 January 2014 7pm 9.30 pm every Wednesday for 6 sessions
Rates: 
£149 per course

Writing for Children Picture Books to Teen Fiction

A comprehensive course on writing and editing children’s picture books and early readers through to pre-teen fiction and non-fiction formats with publisher/editor Simona Sideri and writer Ardella Jones. Industry guidelines, formats, layouts, guidance on illustrations. Develop your ideas and learn new techniques doing fun, practical exercises in a small relaxed group. Personalised, weekly assignments and email support between classes. Professional feedback for those preparing for publication; inspiration and advice for those starting out on there journey as writers.

To reserve your place: phone 07852 483001 or email [email protected]

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Bread & Roses
Location: 
68 Clapham manor Street London SW4 6DZ, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Tuesdays 7 - 9.30 pm weekly 28 January - 11 March 2014
Rates: 
£149 for 6 sessions

Chalk the Sun: Creative Writing Courses

You can develop your talent in a small group, with a supportive atmosphere and comfy chairs, next door to a bar. You will have the opportunity to

• learn new techniques
• hone your writing skills
• experiment with new ideas and rework old ones
• sustain commitment to your writing
• edit, discuss and review your work
• prepare for publication

There will be a series of monthly workshops throughout the year. Each consists of a 3-hour class exploring a specific aspect of writing, and sharing and feeding back on your work in progress. You will be expected to write regularly, complete assignments both in and out of class, share your work and give constructive feedback to others. You will benefit from input from two professional writers and will receive at least one detailed written critique during the course, plus email support. Ideal for those working on novels or longer projects.

So, keep your New Year’s resolution, reactivate your creativity and revitalise your old stories.

Writers Room - first Saturday in every month 1-4pm on-going. You can do any 5 sessions over the year or all 10.

Dialogue Special with playwright/director Danusia Iwaszko Story taster workshop
1-4pm Saturday 8th February 2014 £30.00

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Balham Bowls Club
Location: 
Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8QX, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Writers' Room 1st Saturday each month from 4th January 2014 1-4pm ongoing Stage & Screen monthly from Saturday 11 January 2014 ongoing
Rates: 
£125.00 per five session course or workshop £225 for 10

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

THE SMALL PRINT

Refund Policy: If you cancel in writing/email within 28 days of the course starting date you will receive a full refund of your fee minus £20.00 administrative costs. Cancellations within less than 28 days will only receive a refund in exceptional circumstances.

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