A new evening workshop for writers is to be launched in September at Ringwood’s Greyfriars Community Centre.

The sessions will begin on Wednesday 18th and run from 7-9pm.

The sessions will be led by John Jenkins, a former night editor of the Daily Telegraph.

He has written, edited and published more than 40 books, published two magazines of short stories and was fiction editor of Candis for four years.

Beginners and improvers will be welcome, whether their aim is to write a family history; a memoir; short stories; feature articles or non fiction.

‘If you can write a letter, you can write a book – and if you can write a postcard you can write a short story’, says John who has mentored many people to success.

For more details, and how to book a place on his course, call either 01202 820197 or 07917 205655 or email Johnjayjenkins@gmail.com