Create a Tiny Book is a workshop for people who want to write a book... that doesn't take forever to write. In fact, you don't even need to consider yourself a writer.

A "tiny book" is a short, self-published project - typically 10-40 pages - on any topic that feels meaningful and exciting to you.

It could be a collection of true stories for your kids to read when they're older. It could be a family cookbook. It could be a "how to" e-book for your clients.

During this 3-hour evening workshop, acclaimed writer Alexandra Franzen will show you to outline your book (and keep it simple!), how to brainstorm book title ideas, create time/space to work on it, and actually get it done!

The Details

During this workshop Alexandra will show you will plan, outline, and start writing a very short book (10-40 pages) on any topic that excites you.

It could be a book intended for your clients and customers, for your blog readers, for your kids, or purely for your own creative growth and fulfilment.


All tuition and stationery + a delicious sandwich meal, cakes and snacks for £197pp.

We will cater for everyone's dietary needs, as required.

There will be no more than 16 participants to ensure everyone has the opportunity for one-to-one attention.


Thursday 8 June 2017

Start time: 5.30pm

Finish time: 8.30pm


The October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL

Transport Options

Nearest Tubes: Holborn, Russell Square and Chancery Lane
Buses: 19, 25, 38, 55, 168 and 188



About Your Workshop Leader

Alexandra Franzen is a writer based in Portland, Oregon.

She is the author of 3 books and has been featured in over 6 others, including a bestselling guide to launching a creative business.

Her writing has been featured on websites like TimeForbesNewsweekThe Huffington Post, and Lifehacker, as well as in song lyrics, on product packaging, and stenciled onto fine art paintings.

Alexandra has led writing workshops in 17 cities around the world, and one of her events was named one of the "50 Best Conferences to Attend This Year" by The Muse.

Alex lives with her sweetheart Brandon (a sexy chef) and they run a pop-up brunch restaurant together on the weekends, where they host a monthly "Letters & Brunch" party for people who love croissants, bacon, and handwritten letters.

You can learn more about Alexandra’s current projects at:



It felt like you enveloped your participants in a soft and cozy blanket, protecting us from our fears, doubts and confusion while enabling us to dream, to believe and to feel complete.
— Michelle McCartan
Alex: your workshop helped me un-clutter my mental landscape and find the words that have been waiting for me. Thank you.
— Jessika Hepburn
Often, in my day-job, I feel like I’m a right-brain gal in a left-brain world. Alex, attending one of your workshops was a huge recalibration for me — a soul tune-up.
— Kim Berube
Since coming home from your workshop, I have been writing… differently. I feel like I’ve tapped into a secret ingredient. Thank you.”
— Monica Fraser


Join Alexandra and your host, Clare from Urban Curiosity for an evening of writing and connecting.