Writing Circles in the UK

Writing groups offer more than valuable feedback on your writing. They provide support and a strong motivation to keep writing. If you are completing a writing course with us, we highly recommend that you join a writers group in your area.


Please always contact the group convenor to check that the venue and meeting times are still valid.

If you run a writing circle and you would like us to add or update your details, please let us know.




Ashford Writers meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Ashford Public Library, Church Road, Ashford. Contact Marjorie Burge 01233 623949. [email protected]

Ballards Writers’ Group meets Monday evenings once a month in a member's house in South Croydon. Contact Sheila [email protected]

Croydon Writers' Circle meets on the second Monday of the month at Croydon Clock tower in Katharine Street, Croydon and on the fourth Monday of the month at the United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon.  For contact details visit www.croydonwriters.org.uk

Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre offers writing workshops for all ages and all levels of experience. These are led by Marlowe Literary Associate and acclaimed playwright Simon Mendes da Costa (Losing Louis).http://www.marlowetheatre.com/page/3533/Literary-workshops

The Chalk Scibblers writers' circle meets every Saturday in Camden, North London. More details here: cockburndj.wordpress.com/london-writers-groups/

Edge of London Scriptwriters meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 7.45 to 9.30 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre, High Street, Carshalton. Contact Gary Cox 01737 353132 / 070500 78667  www.eolnwn.info

The Devils Punch Bowl writers.
Haslemere Surrey. Inviting all writers and would-be-writers to our friendly informal twice monthly meet-up on Tuesdays, commencing September 2018. All levels and experience are welcome, just bring fun and enthusiasm. Periodically, a lovely published writer and MA teacher will be at our sessions. She has offered to listen to our pieces and provide feedback, should you so wish. If you are interested in joining this new group, please contact Tracey Ellis-Baker via email : [email protected]

Harrow Writers' Circle meets on alternate Thursdays at 7.45 p.m. at The Stanmore Room, Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex.  For contact details visit www.harrowwriters.org

Hatchery Writers in your list of writing groups. We hold group meetings once a month, from 11am to 1pm at Hove Library, 182-186 Church Rd, Hove BN3 2EG. Topics vary: a workshop on an aspect of creative writing, a presentation by e.g. scriptwriters or an inspiring talk from a local author. Our subgroup gives members the opportunity to share and critique one another's work in a supportive environment. Email: [email protected]
https://thehatcherywritersgroup.wordpress.com/Hove Poetry Meet Up, monthly meeting, reading and writing poems. Farm Tavern Hove. Organiser Mary Charman-Smith 07792898353. Please see the link below and RSVP to attend. https://www.meetup.com/Hove-Poetry-Meetup/

Hastings Writers' Group For contact details visit www.hastingswriters.co.uk

Hogs Back Writers meets three times a month. 2nd and 4th Mondays are prose evenings in Wanborough Village Hall, just off the A31 ("Hog's Back") between Guildford and Farnham. Contact Secretary Contact Secretary Richard Fuller [email protected]. For more information visit the website www.hogsbackwriters.org.uk

ISLAND WRITERS meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Ryde Library in George Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2JE. For contact details visit islandwriters.co.uk

London Writers' Cafe (The UK's biggest and most active writing circle). Our website: https://www.londonwriterscafe.co.uk
Twitter: @ldnwriterscafe

Phone: Emma 01303 621371 marshink-writers.weebly.comMarsh Ink Writers' Group meet on the first Friday of the month (10am-12noon) and the third Wednesday (7-9pm) at St Mary's Bay village hall, Jefferstone Lane, St Mary's Bay, Romney Marsh. TN29 0SW. New members very welcome. Please look on our website

Poplar Union arts and community venue (East London) run a free fortnightly workshop called Poplar Poets Society https://poplarunion.com/event/poplar-poets-society/

The Medway Mermaids is a writing group for women. For more information visit their website www.medwaymermaids.btik.com

Mole Valley Poets have regular monthly meetings in Dorking, Surrey. Contact Alison Jesson – Chair 01306 882 357 membershipsecreta[email protected] For more information visit the website www.molevalleypoets.co.uk

Mole Valley Scriptwriting Group meets at Park House, Leatherhead, Surrey. Contact Tim Jenkins  [email protected]  or visit the website www.molevalleyscripts.co.uk

Phoenix Writers' Circle meets at Park House, Leatherhead, Surrey. Contact Tim Jenkins [email protected] or visit the website www.phoenixwriterscircle.org

Poets Anonymous meets on the second Saturday of the month in the United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, two minutes walk from East Croydon Station Croydon, Surrey. For more information visit the website www.poetsanon.org.uk

Richmond Writers' Circle meets at the Parish Rooms, Church Walk, Richmond, Surrey every Wednesday from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm; the meeting proper starts at 8.00 pm. For more information visit the website www.richmondwriterscircle.org.uk Chairman: Richard Rickford. Contact Peter Stephen-Ward on 0208 878 2086 or [email protected]

Seaford Writers' Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at The Old Boot (The Barker's Room), High Street, Seaford, Sussex. Contacy Roger Pople Tel: 01323 895366

The Sherrifs Performers Writers Group develop and write professional theatre for stage and screen. The group meets at The Riverhouse Barn, Elmbridge, Surrey. Gary Wicks, The Sherrifs,49 Park Road, Esher, Surrey.

Solent Writers' Circle meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. at the Lee-on-the-Solent Community Centre. For more information visit the www.solentwriterscircle.com

St Leonards Writers meets every Wednesday 1 - 3 p.m. in St Leonards Parish Church Hall, East Sussex. Email: [email protected]

Sutton Writers monthly meetings are held at the Thomas Wall Community Lounge, 64 Robin Hood Lane, SM1 2RG, on the second Friday of each month. We also host a number of critique groups and provide other support. All queries to [email protected] or visit us at suttonwriters.co.uk

Swanley Scribblers meets every Monday from 8 - 10 p.m. at The Swanley Working Men's Club (upstairs), High Street, Swanley. Contact Elaine Everest on 01322 662364 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

The Society of Sussex Authors was founded in 1968. They meet on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at The Dorset Arms, Malling Street, Lewes, West Sussex in February, April, June, August, October and December. Contact Michael Legat, Bookends, Lewes Road, Horsted Keynes.

Thanet Writers is a community organisation of authors, poets, and writers, who work to promote literary arts and culture, publish writing, and support local writers. The organisation runs a free online resource centre at http://thanetwriters.com where advice, articles, videos, stories and poetry are published daily.
Contact: [email protected]

Thanet Creative Writers meet in Margate, Kent, every Tuesday at 7.30pm. More details can be found on our website - https://thanetcreativewriters.wordpress.com/about/thanet-creative-projects/ - we will be launching a poetry circle sometime this year as well as a charity to foster and encourage more groups to start locally.
If you have any questions please drop me a line at 01843 230318 and I will be happy to answer any questions. Matthew Brown

Thameside Writers meets the first Thursday of the month between 1pm and 4pm in West Molesey. It is a mixed group writing poetry and prose. Contact Helen Saxey-Santillo – Secretary on 01932 567916 or Mr. P. Eric Warren – Treasurer on 020 8224 1265 or [email protected]

The Goldfish Bowl Writers’ Circle usually meet in quiet and accommodating local pubs in and around Canterbury City Centre. Contact Amy or Becca at [email protected] or visit the website www.writingincircles.co.uk

Wit Lit Writers' Group is a small club for fiction writers who enjoy injecting some humour into their work. Meetings are held monthly from 8 p.m. in Sutton, Surrey. For more information visit the website www.witlitwriters.co.uk

The Write Idea meets every fortnight on a Monday evening. The group promotes intercourse between its members and any others involved in writing of stories, competitions, literary agents and publishers. Contact Chris Hunt on 01634 240758

The West London Writers’ Group meets on Monday nights at Ealing from 7.30-10 for 3 x 12 week terms. The group has been going for many years and is a very supportive and enabling bunch of writers all dedicated to improving/finishing/selling their work. They are of varying experience and expertise, working in a variety of genre, and of all ages.
If you would be interested in coming along one Monday to observe – no commitment either side, and no cost to you – you would be very welcome, just e mail me with your phone number, I will call you and we can talk about your writing and what you are looking for in a group.
Cost: £140 per term
Information: [email protected]

Walton Wordsmiths meets at St John's Church Hall, The Furrows, Walton on Thames, Surrey. Meetings are on alternate Fridays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Contact Chairman Wendy Hughes on 01932 702874 or  [email protected] for more information visit the website www.cajunmoon.co.uk/wwindex.htm

West Sussex Writers' Club meets at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of each month, at The Barn, Field Place, The Boulevard, Worthing. Write to Heather Reay, 131 Bevendean Crescent, Brighton, BN2 4RE or phone her on 01273 701235.

Writers' and Poets' Circle meets on the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House in Purley, Surrey. For more information contact Veronica Aldous  at [email protected] or phone her on 020 8763 2692.

Write Club is a friendly and informal creative writing group welcoming adult writers of all styles and levels.
We meet the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 to 12 at Merstham Library.
Attendance is free. Each session consists of writing exercises and the opportunity to share our works-in-progress to get constructive feedback.
For more information, contact Lawrence and Jonathan at:
[email protected]



Andover Writers' Workshop meets 7.00-8.30 Mondays during term time at Rookwood School, Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire. Contact Andover (01264) 361727

or email [email protected] For more information visit the website www.andoverwriters.co.uk.

Basingstoke Writers. We meet once a month - first Sunday in the month, 1.30pm in a coffee shop in Festival Place in Basingstoke. Please contact us for further details. All writers of any level welcomed. [email protected]

Bloomsbury Institute hosts unmissable literary events for writers, book lovers, academics and readers every month at Bloomsbury's stunning Georgian premises. These events feature the most exciting new voices and bestselling authors published by Bloomsbury as they share writing advice and tips with today’s top commentators. We invite all writers to join us for an unforgettable night out in the heart of literary London! http://www.bloomsburyinstitute.com/
Talk to Lisa for more details >> [email protected] / 02076315717

Fareham Writers meet monthly at Wallington Village Hall. For more information visit www.farehamwriters.co.uk.

The Hampshire Writers Society (HWS) meets on the second Tuesday of each month, Sept-June at the Stripe Building, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR.

HWS welcomes all aspiring and published writers wherever they live. The Society is now celebrating its eighth season of talks, readings, panels, and performances by well known novelists, authors, playwrights, scriptwriters, literacy agents, editors and industry specialists.
Website: www.hampshirewriterssociety.co.uk
Contact: Christine Rowley
Email: [email protected]

Harrow Writers' Circle meets on alternate Thursdays at 7.45 p.m. at The Stanmore Room, Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex. For more details visit www.harrowwriters.org.uk.

Havant and District Writers' Circle meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 7.30 - 10 p.m. at Havant Arts Centre, East Street, Havant, Hants. Contact Dee Williams

on 023 9259 3057 for more details.

Kick Start Poets are based in Salisbury they normally meet on the third Thursday of every month. For more information email [email protected] or visit the website www.kickstartpoets.freeuk.com

Midhurst Writers' Group is a small, friendly, mixed group for anyone with an interest in writing - whether short stories, poems or novels. Some of us have been published already, some publish their work as e-books, others just write for their own pleasure. We meet on Monday evenings, from 7.30 to 9.30, in the Memorial Hall, Stedham, near Midhurst. New faces are always welcome, so please do drop in and say hello; if you would like to tell us you're coming, just call our Chairman Bob Berry on 01730 814005. Our website gives more information on the year’s programme and its members: http://midhurst-writers-group.webs.com/

Metroland Poets meet on the last Friday in the month at 8 pm. Contact Christopher North on 01494 762290 or 01494 762290 or email [email protected]

Petersfield Writer's Circle meets every Monday in the town centre from 7.30 p.m. For more details email: [email protected] or visit the website www.jimmorleybooks.com

Petersfield Writers' Workshop meet in an informal ambience with friendly people. Every Tuesday evening, 7.30 - 10 p.m. If interested, please call Leah, 0783 431 6040 or email [email protected]

Poetry Performance every second Thursday of each month upstairs at 'The Square Brewery', Petersfield, Hants. Sponsored by Petersfield Writers' Workshop. For more info call Petersfield Writers Workshop, on 0783 431 6040. Or email: [email protected]

Poole Writers' Circle meets at the Poole Citizen's Advice Bereau, 54 Lagland Street. For more details phone 0793 4486556 or email [email protected] Alternatively visit the website www.writerspoole.co.uk  

Rushmoor Writers meet fortnightly in the Farnborough area. For more details visit https://rushmoorwriters.org

on 01252 679779 or by email [email protected]

Established in 1967, Slough Writers is one of the UK’s oldest writing groups. Members meet every Monday evening (during school terms) at The Palmers Arms in Dorney, Berkshire to discuss and write everything from books, stories and poems to articles and scripts for plays, film and television. As well as hosting speakers, workshops and manuscript evenings, the group holds at least three competitions a year, judged by professional writers, editors and journalists. For more information, see http://www.sloughwriters.org.uk/index.php

Solent Writers' Circle meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. at the Lee-on-the-Solent Community Centre. Full details are on their website www.solentwriterscircle.com

The Thames Valley Writers' Circle meet weekly at St Joseph's Church Hall, Tilehurst, Reading. Contact Christine Mundy at [email protected] For full details visit their website www.thamesvalleywriterscircle.org

Thatcham Writers meet monthly in Thatcham. For further information email [email protected] or visit their website www.thatchamwriters.co.uk

Tongues and Grooves is a poetry and music club. For more information visit their website


WC2 (Winchester Children's Writers' Circle) meets on the first Tuesday and first Thursday of the month (missing out January and August) at the IBM Club House at Hursley. For more information and meeting address email Gill James [email protected] or phone 023 8040 5827

Westbourne Writers' Circle We meet at the Westbourne Baptist Church, North Street at 7.30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Find us on Facebook

phone us on 07711994185 or email Makaela Papworth [email protected]

West Oxon Writers' Group Meetings held twice a month. For full details email [email protected]

Wight Fair Writers' Circle. Contact Chairperson - Carol Bridgestock on 01983 402393 or email her [email protected]

WordWatchers meets monthly in Newbury, Berkshire. Contact Jonathan Dodd on 07795 202722

or email [email protected] For further information visit the website www.wordwatchers.net

Wyvern Writers meets monthly in Chandler's Ford near Southampton and Winchester. For full details visit the website www.wyvernwriters.co.uk



Bath Writers' Group. For full details contact Gill Clancy on 07834 355106 or email her at [email protected]

CritInk is a creative writing critique group that meets every other Monday from 7-10pm in Bath. Chapters/short stories are sent in advance of the meeting, rather than read out. For more information contact Carole at [email protected]

Bournemouth Writers' Circle meets at Pelhams (Community Centre) in North Bournemouth on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 30 p.m. The meetings last about 2 hours. Ring 01202914206Chairman Ian Knight on 01202 578738 for full details

Catchword meets on Monday mornings in members' homes. For full details contact Rona Laycock on 01453 834271

Cheltenham Writers’ Circle meets at Parmoor House, Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham, fortnightly on Monday of each month. The current programme, general information, and a contact & inquiry details are at: http://cheltenhamwriterscircle.wordpress.com/

The Cotswold Writers' Circle meets in Cirencester weekly except for the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings start at 10.30 a.m. and finish at 12.30 p.m. Contact the Secretary Elain Lunt- Bliss's Cottage, Lower Chedworth, Cheltenham

Dean Writers' Circle meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. The meeting on the 1st Wednesday is held at Lydney Library from 7:45pm - 10:00pm. The meeting on the 3rd Wednesday is held at the Fountain Inn public house in Parkend and the times are the same. For full details contact Rachel Hayward on 01594 844115 or email her at [email protected]

Devizes Writers Group meets twice monthly. All details on our website www.devizeswriters.wordpress.com

Dorset Scribblers began in August 2001. For full details visit http://dorsetscribblers.blogspot.com/

Fiction Writing Workshop meets weekly (usually Wednesday evening) in central Bristol to discuss each other’s work. For more information please contact either Louise on 0117 944 6321 or at [email protected] or Spence on 0799 057 2325 or at [email protected]

Jurassic Coast Writers' Group. For full details and location contact Sallyann Sheridan on 0774 8822750. Or visit the website www.sallyannsheridan.com/jurassicwrite.htm

Mendip and Somerton Writers run creative writing classes. There are day-time as well as evening meetings at different venues - Somerton, Wells and Cheddar. For full details contact Judith Thomas by ph/fax 01749 676441 or email her at [email protected]

Moonrakers Writers' Circle Workshops run evening workshops on alternate Wednesdays at Corfe Mullen Village Hall. Ring Veronica on 01202 696436 or email her at [email protected] for more information.

Poole Writers' Circle. For full information visit their website www.writerspoole.co.uk

The Indian King Poets meets in the Library at Garmoe Cottage, 2 Trefrew Road, Camelford, Cornwall on most Mondays from 10 a.m. - 12/12.30 p.m. Email Helen Jagger Wood for more information [email protected]

The Writers' Study meets in West Moors Memorial Hall on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, from 7-9pm. Ring The Writers Study on 01202 950361 or email them [email protected] Visit the website for full details www.thewritersstudy.spruz.com

Wednesday Writers offers a monthly Artist's Date of creative writing, workshops, guest speakers, editing, and literary lunches. A place to write, share and meet other new and experienced writers in The South Hams. Email Anne Rainbow [email protected]

Wessex Writers: We are a small group of committed writers. We meet at 7:30pm on the 3rd Monday of each month at The Wessex Hotel, Bournemouth to socialise, share knowledge and provide feedback. Work is market oriented. We also publish a monthly e-magazine ‘The Voice’. This is aimed at both readers and writers. Visit our website www.wessexvoice.co.uk to find out more about the group and see the magazine. If you would like to join the group e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Westbourne Writers' Circle meets at the Westbourne Baptist Church, North Street at 7.30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. You can find them on Facebook. To speak with someone ring 07711994185 or email Makaela Papworth [email protected]

The Wimborne Writers' Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm at Colehill Memorial Hall, Middlehill Road, Colehill (next to the Library and First School). For full details contact Tracy Whitham, 35 Venator Place, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1DQ. email: [email protected]

Writers in The Brewery meets at New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester. Ring 01285 657181 for more details or visit the website www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/taking-part/join-a-group/writers-in-the-brewery-c-453_312_361.html.



Brentwood Writers' Circle, founded in 1941, meets at Bardswell Social Club, Weald Rd, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4TP, on the first Saturday of each month. Sessions alternate between members’ showcases and guest speakers. There are also workshops, in-house and non-member competitions, and a Writers’ Day every October. Chairman: Colin Taylor, Vice-Chairman: Helen Finch, Secretary: Ena Love Tel: 01277 226 840. Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.brentwoodwriterscircle.org/.

Chairman: Colin Taylor, 27 Eddy Close, Romford, Essex RM7 9HR

Vice-Chairman:Ena Love - Tel: 01277 226840 Secretary: Janice Grande, 30 College Lane, Basildon, Essex SS15 6GS Tel: 01268 420093

Café Writers We meet once a month in Marzano Bar at The Forum, Norwich. Full details about our group and activities at www.cafewriters.org.uk

Cambridge Writers. For full details visit their website www.cambridgewriters.net

Cambridge free inkers, www.cambridgefreeinkers.co.uk   Email address is [email protected]

Chelmsford Writers. For full details visit their website www.chelmsfordwriters.org.uk or send an email to [email protected]

Chiltern Writers. For full details visit their Website www.chilternwriters.org

The Ellipsis writing group was set up as a follow-on from Dorothy Schwarz' inspirational 'Innovations' evening classes run from the Greyfriars Adult Community College in Colchester. To find out what they are about visit their Website www.ellipsiswriting.org.uk. or contact Robert Miller - Hon. Sec.

17 Marshall Close, Feering, Colchester, Essex CO5 9LQ or by email [email protected]

Felixstowe Scribblers meet on the third Tuesdays of the month from 7.30 - 9.30 pm at Felixstowe Library, Crescent Road, Felixstowe. Full details news are on their blogspot http://scribblers2010.blogspot.com

Hainault Writers meet every Wednesday from 10 am until noon at the 100b Manford Way, Chigwell, Essex IG7 4DF. For further details phone Arthur Salton 0208 500 4311

or email [email protected]

Harlow Writers' Workshop, www.harlowwritersworkshop.com
For full details contact either Anne Neuhaus at [email protected] or on 01279 321665 or Adrienne Tinn at [email protected] or on 01279 723948.

Havering Writers' Circle Meetings are held at The Fairkytes Arts Centre, 51 Billet Lane, Hornchurch. For more information contact Chairman John Farley on 01708 341578 or email him at [email protected]

Hertsmere Writers' Circle meets at the Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Aldenham Road, Bushey from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday. Contact the Co-ordinator Mrs R A Rach for full details 01923 247329 or [email protected]

Huntingdon Writers' Group. For full details visit www.huntingdonwritersgroup.com

"Ipswich Writers’ Group is an established, prose-centred writing group with a focus on fiction. We meet once a month. We cater for writers who have been writing for some time or have a project in hand and are serious about their work. Full details may be found at: www.ipswichwritersgroup.wordpress.com

Lincoln Phoenix Writers' Circle meets fortnightly on Fridays from 7.30 - 9.30 pm in Seminar Room 9 in the main academic building of Lincoln University. Contact the Chairman Bill Allen on 01522 531895or via email [email protected] Alternatively, contact the Secretary Jon Stead on 01522 537635 or at [email protected]

Lancaster Writers - we are a small group off experienced published and amateur writers meeting monthly in mid-Lincolnshire. We aim for honest but helpful feedback.
For more details please contact Jacquie Harrison on 01522 539923 or [email protected]

The Lindum Scribes meet approximately every three weeks in Thorp on the Hill, Lincs LN6. For further details email the Chairman Jo Borrill [email protected]

The North Herts Writers' Circle meets on Mondays in Stevenage. For full details please visit the group's website http://northhertswriters.blogspot.co.uk/

Norwich Writers' Circle meets twice a month in the city of Norwich, where we enjoy workshops, visiting authors from all genres, critique evenings and competitions. Guests welcome. For details see norwichwriters.wordpress.com

Redwell Writers meet on Monday evenings - fortnightly during the summer, weekly in the winter. Meeting locations currently vary. For full details visit www.redwellwriters.org or email [email protected]

Royston and District Writers' Circle: http://roystonwriters.org

Seize The Day Writers' Group started in 2011 for full details email them at [email protected]

Speakeasy meets in Milton Keynes, Bucks. For full details of venue and programme visit their website.  www.mkweb.co.uk. For more information email Chairman Martin Brocklebank [email protected]

Suffolk Writers Group. We meet on Thursday evenings 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Ipswich, Suffolk. Visit www.suffolkwritersgroup.com for details.

"500 words or less" meets in Milton Keynes and runs the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The focus of the group is to inspire and stretch creativity so rather than read and comment on each other's work we do exercises in groups to expand the creative thinking of our members.

The Stortford Scribblers meets every other Thursday at 8pm, at the Apton Rd Day Centre, Bishop's Stortford. Lesley Mace. For full details phone 01279 503582

The Toddington Poetry Society meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Contact the Secretary Jean Janes on 01582 723500 or at [email protected] for more information. Or visit their website www.toddingtonpoetrysociety.co.uk

Ver Poets. For full details visit the group's website http://verpoets.org.uk

Verulam Writers' Circle meet on alternate Wednesdays at 8 pm at St Michael's Church Hall, St Albans (opposite the Verulamium Museum). Visit their web site for a listing of programme of events www.verulamwriterscircle.org.uk. To speak with someone phone either Lesley Eames on 01727 856935 or Kevin Bennett on 0771 351 5868 or email the group at [email protected]

Ware Poets meet 1st Friday at the Ware Arts Centre, Kibes Lane, Ware, Hertfordshire. Contact John & Sue Godfrey on 01462 431098 for more details or visit their website www.rockingham-press.co.uk - then click on Ware Poetry

meet every Monday night from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at the Cha Cha Cha Café, Shepherd Road, Cassiobury Park, Watford, Herts. To contact Watford Writers email [email protected] or visit their Website www.watfordwriters.co.uk for more information.

The Woodham Writers' Group currently meet in members' houses. For full information visit their website www.woodhamwriters.co.uk. To contact The Woodham Writers' Group phone Matt Bowen on 07929 385521 or email [email protected]



The first Derby QUAD Writers Circle will meet on Tuesday 20th August 2013, 7pm-9pm, and will meet on the third Tuesday of the month thereafter. For more information about Derby QUAD and how to find us please visit the website http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or visit the Derby QUAD Writers Circle Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DerbyQuadWritersCircle.

Bards at Blidworth meets at Blidworth Library, Nottinghamshire, every 3rd Saturday of the month. For more details visit their website http://www.christinemichael.org/bardsatblidworth

Birmingham Writers' Group. For full details visit their website www.birminghamwriters.org.uk

Coventry Writers Group meets at Flannery’s Bar in the Lower Holyhead Road in Coventry. For full details visit their website www.coventrywritersgroup.org.uk or send an email to [email protected]

DIY Poets hold informal monthly meetings in the Nottingham area. For full details see their website www.diypoets.co.uk

Grace Dieu Writers' Circle meet fortnightly at the Coalville and District Constitutional Club, High Street, Coalville. Email Tony Gutteridge [email protected] or visit the Website www.gracedieuwriterscircle.co.uk for full details.

Malvern Writers’ Circle. Email [email protected] or visit the Website www.malvernwriters.org for full details.

Memoirs Group meets on Wednesdays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at Mapperley Plains, Notts. For details send an SAE to Mo-mentum marked 'Memoirs Group Details', Mo-mentum, PO Box 177, Notts, NG3 5SU. Or email with 'Memoirs Group Details' in the subject line.

Momentum run several groups and courses throughout the year. Contact Maureen Richardson at [email protected] for full details.

Milton Street Writers Meet in Northampton www.morgenbailey.com

Northampton Literature Group. For full details visit their website www.northamptonliteraturegroup.com

Northampton Writers' Group meetings on alternate Thursdays at the Friends' Meeting House, Wellington Street, Northampton, from 7.30 until 9.30 pm. Further information is available from their website www.northamptonwriters.org.uk or contact Secretary Nick Hamlyn, 293 Wellingborough Road, Northampton. Or email [email protected]

Renegade Writers. For further information visit their blogspot http://renegadewritersgroup.blogspot.com/

Rising Brook Writers meets at Rising Brook Library, Merrey Road, Stafford, from 1.30 to

3.30 p.m. on Mondays. For further information visit their website www.risingbrookwriters.btik.com.

Ripping Pages. For further information visit their blogspot http://rippingpages.blogspot.com/

Tamworth Writers meet in Tamworth Town Hall, Market Street, every Wednesday afternoon from 2p.m.- 4p.m. Email [email protected] for more information or visit their website http://members.tripod.co.uk/TamworthWriters/

Tenbury Writers' Group meets at Tenbury Library every second Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. For further information phone the Tenbury Library 01584 810285 or write to: Tenbury Library, 24 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire or email [email protected]

Walsall Writers' Circle www.walsallwriterscircle.webs.com

Wild Writers Wolverhampton: The group meets up once a fortnight, on a sunday between 12pm-4pm @ Wild Bytes Cafe, Darlington Street, Wolverhampton. The group is called Wild Writers Wolverhampton. Our facebook page is - www.facebook.com/groups/wildwriterswolverhampton
For further information, people can contact [email protected]

Worcester Writers meets in Worcester every first and third Tuesday of the month, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Email [email protected] or visit their website www.worcesterwriters.org.uk

Write Now! Write Now! is a writers’ group based in Suffolk, England. We hold fortnightly meetings in Woolpit, Suffolk. Membership is open to anyone in Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area. We are a friendly, well-established focus for practising writers in the area. Prospective members can be introduced by any current member, who must inform the group that a new writer wishes to join. Prospective members will be invited to attend one of our meetings. More details at writenowgroup.co.uk

Wrekin Writers. Find full details about The Wrekin Writers at www.wrekinwriters.co.uk

Write specifically helps young writers. It meets twice a month at the Pen Lloyd Library, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire: 1st Tuesday 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm for 9 - 13 year-olds

3rd Tuesday 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm for 14 - 18 year-olds. Contact Clara Taylor, 2 Newland Street, Braybrook (Northants), or phone her on 07793 359045 (after 5p.m. weekdays when possible) or

email: [email protected]



Berwick Writers' Workshop meet fortnightly on Wednesday nights from 7 - 9 p.m. at The Maltings Arts Centre, Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed. For details contact Wendy B. Scott on 01289 302929 or email [email protected]

Bradford Writers' Circle generally meet 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. in the Basement Room of the CVS Building, 19/25, Sunbridge Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, on the 1st Monday in the month. They also meet in Shipley at the Kirkgate Community Centre from 7.00 to 9.30 p.m. on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday in the month 74 Main Road, Denholme. For information email: [email protected] or visit their website www.bradfordwriterscircle.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

Creative, Ink! meets at 7 pm every third Wednesday of the month in the Borders store on Davygate, York. Email [email protected] or visit http://members.lycos.co.uk/creativeink/ for more details.

Darlington Writers' Circle meets once a month on a Monday evening in Darlington's Town Hall from 7 - 9 p.m. visit www.darlington-writers-circle.org.uk for more details or phone the Chairman Albert Hill on 01325 462487

Free Spirit Writers. For details contact Mike and Diane Wilson, 40 Burstall Hill, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire or visit www.freespiritwriters.me.uk www.nawg.co.uk

Hornsea Writers. For details contact either Linda Acaster [email protected] or Karen Whitchurch [email protected]

Huddersfield Authors' Circle meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in the back room of the County Public House (behind the Huddersfield Town Hall). Contact via https://HuddersfieldAuthorsCircle.wordpress.com/

Leeds Writers' Circle. For full details visit www.leedswriterscircle.co.uk

Renegade Writers. For details visit their blogspot http://renegadewritersgroup.blogspot.com/

Rotherham Metro Writers meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7.40 pm - 10.00 pm at the Rotherham Trades Club, off Greasborough Road, Rotherham. Contact Graham Rippon, 19 Godric Drive, Brinsworth, Rotherham S60 5AN or by email [email protected] For more information visit the website www.rothermetwriters.890m.com

Scarborough Writers' Circle, founded in 1948 by Mary Hall, meets alternate Tuesdays at the Oasisi Centre, Castle Road, Scarborough. For further information contact the Secretary Stuart Larner on 01723 350770. Website http://scarboroughwriterscircle.com/

Script Yorkshire. For full details visit www.scriptyorkshire.co.uk

The Writing Group meets every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. at Café Irene in Malton, North Yorkshire. For more information contact Anne 07966 594618

Wordweavers Wordweavers. For full details visit www.wordweavers.org.uk



Ashton Writers meets at the Jubilee Club, Ashton. For full details contact Chris Wood on 01257 253887 or [email protected]

Bank Street Writers meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 2 - 4 pm at the Bank Street Unitarian Chapel, Bank Street, Bolton. Contact the Secretary, Rod Riesco for full details on 01204 669858. Or visit the Bank Street Writers website

Blackburn and District Writers' Circle meets on the last Tuesday of each month at Intack Conservative Club, Accrington Road, Blackburn between 7p.m. and 9 p.m.Contact Leslie Hamilton for more information at [email protected]  or on 07944 947647

Blackpool Writers' Circle meets at the CVS (Council for Voluntary Service) on the corner of Abingdon Street, Blackpool, approximately twice a month, on a Monday from 2 - 4 p.m. Visit their Website for fll details www.blackpool4me.com/blackpool4me/arts/writing/blackpoolwriterscircle/blackpoolwriterscirclehome.htm

The Brighter Writers meet once a week in a café bar in St Annes. For details email [email protected] or visit their website  www.brighterwriters.org.uk

Chorley & District Writers' Circle meet in the upstairs room at The Hartwood, Chorley PR6 7AX at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday of each month. Contact the chairperson Dea Parkin via [email protected] and see our website at www.chorleywriters.org.uk for more details.

Crewe and District Writers' Circle meets at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at 2 Barony Road, Nantwich, Cheshire. Contact the Organiser/Secretary Waltraud L. Field for full details 01270 624052 [email protected]

Fylde Coast Fiction meets on the second Wednesday in the month at 7.30 pm at the Frank Townsend Community Centre, Cleveleys, Lancashire. Contact Norman Johnson on 01253 821366 or at [email protected] for full details.

Haslingden Writers meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7.30 pm at The Public Hall, Haslingden. Phone 01706 831260 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Horwich Writers meet every Thursday 10am-12 noon in Horwich at Brewed Coffee, 47 Lee Lane, Horwich, Lancs. All welcome. Helen Prescott Tel: 0771 272 2116

The Inklings. Visit their website for full details http://www.aninkling.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

The Monday Night Group meets in Manchester. For further information email [email protected] or visit their website www.mondaynightgroup.org.uk

Mungrisdale Writers meets on alternate Thursdays throughout the winter at the village hall Mungrisdale, near Penrith, Cumbria. For full details visit their website www.mungrisdalewriters.org.uk

or email them at [email protected]

North West Playwrights meet at 18 Express Networks, 1 George Leigh Street, Manchester. Contact them on 0161 237 1978 or at [email protected] For further information visit their website www.newplaysnw.com

Ormskirk Writers and Literary Society meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, 7.30 to 9.30 pm in the Arts and Community Centres, St Helens Road, Ormskirk (next door to Chapel Gallery). Contact the Secretary Ishbel Kargar for more details on 01695 571748 or at [email protected]

Parbold Writers' Circle meets once a month in Parbold, Lancs. Contact Jennie Jackson on 01257 463026 for more details.

Riverside Writers meets monthly at West Kirby Library, The Concourse, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire. Full details of meeting dates can be found on their website www.communigate.co.uk/chesh/riversidewriters/index.phtml. To contact Riverside Writers email [email protected]

Skelmersdale Writers' Group (north west) as follows. Group meets 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at Trinity Methodist Hall, High St Skelmersdale WN8 8AT. Contact Carol Fenlon at [email protected] Tel 01695 728320. More details www.carolfenlon.com/skelmersdalewritersgroup.

or email her at [email protected] for further information

South Manchester Writers' Workshop is based in Didsbury and have weekly meetings. For full details visit their website www.manchester-writers.org.uk

Southport Writers' Circle meets every Thursday from 8 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. at Birkdale Library, Liverpool Road, Southport. Email [email protected] for further details.

Telling Tales Writers Association is based at Timperley Community Centre, Park Road, Timperley, Cheshire. They meet every Thursday evening between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Contact the Secretary Rachel Kramrisch for more details on 0161 962 2951 or [email protected]

The Windows Project. Visit their Website for full details www.windowsproject.demon.co.uk

Walsall Writers' Circle. For more information visit www.walsallwriterscircle.webs.com

Woodvale Writers' Workshop hold weekly meetings at Woodvale Community Centre, Meadow Lane, Woodvale, Southport on a Tuesday evening from 7 - 9 p.m. For further details telephone 01704 573084.

Write of Eden meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. at the Kirkby Stephen Library on the High Street (except during school holidays) Contact Lynette on 017683 72545 or at [email protected] for further details





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