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.


The Chalk Scribblers meet online every Saturday morning at 10am UK time. Our core activity is a critique workshop where we help each other develop our works in progress. Our members include writers of both fiction and narrative non-fiction. We also organise a speaker programme with published authors and industry professionals. More details on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/666433389207

South East

Ashford Writers meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Ashford Public Library, Church Road, Ashford. Contact Marjorie Burge 01233 623949. yym@btopenworld.com

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

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.uk

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 Pam Brown 01252 702075 Bizpamp4brown@aol.com. For more information visit the website www.hogsbackwriters.org.uk

Marsh Ink Writers’ Group meets on the 2nd and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Assembly Rooms in Church Approach, New Romney, Kent. Contact Bridget Fowkes 01797 366621 brigetfowkes@talktalk.net. For more information visit the website www.marshink.co.uk

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. ontact Tony Earnshaw – Chair on 07827 446288 or email secretary@molevalleypoets.co.uk. For more information visit the website www.molevalleypoets.co.uk

Mole Valley Scriptwriting Group meets at the lincoln Arms pub in Dorking, on the second Thursday of the month, Surrey. Contact Joanne Higginson chairman@molevalleyscripts.co.uk  or visit the website

Phoenix Writers’ Circle meet at Stepping Stones Pub in Westhumble. Contact Justine John chairman@phoenixwriterscircle.co.uk or visit the website www.phoenixwriterscircle.co.uk

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 info@richmondwriterscircle.org.uk

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

Starting in 1967, Slough Writers is one of the oldest writing circles in the UK. It supports writers of all abilities living in the Slough area. The group meets most Mondays at the Burnham Working Men’s Club from 7:30pm. Find out more at https://sloughwriters.org/ or get in touch via https://sloughwriters.org/contact.

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: rain_dancer_UK@yahoo.com

Sutton Writers Surrey have monthly meetings held at the Friends Meeting House, Cedar Road, Sutton, Surrey. Contact Teresa Tipping: teresa.tipping@hotmail.com or visit the website: www.suttonwriters.info

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 swanscribblers@aol.com or paddipaws@aol.com

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.

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 erik.warren@btinternet.com

The Goldfish Bowl Writers’ Circle usually meet in quiet and accommodating local pubs in and around Canterbury City Centre. Contact Amy or Becca at admin@writingincircles.co.uk 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

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  words@stickler.org.uk

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 veronicaspaintbox@yahoo.co.uk or phone her on 020 8763 2692.

South Central

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 admin@andoverwriters.co.uk. For more information visit the website www.andoverwriters.co.uk.

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

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 rolchall@logic-net.co.uk or visit the website www.kickstartpoets.freeuk.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 puck1poet@aol.com

Petersfield Writer’s Circle meets every Monday in the town centre from 7.30 p.m. For more details email: jamesmorley5@googlemail.com 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 susanneleigh@gmail.com

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: susanneleigh@gmail.com

Poole Writers’ Circle meets at the Poole Citizen’s Advice Bereau, 54 Lagland Street. For more details phone 0793 4486556 or email enquires@writerspoole.co.uk.

Rushmoor Writers meet fortnightly at the Farnborough Community Centre. Contact Tony Lewing
on 01252 679779 or by email anthony.lewing@ntlworld.com

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 Tissymundy@aol.com. For full details visit their website www.thamesvalleywriterscircle.org

Thatcham Writers meet monthly in Thatcham. For further information email thatchamwriters@yahoo.co.uk or visit their website www.thatchamwriters.co.uk

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 gill.james@btinternet.com 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 papworth.consultancy@live.co.uk

West Oxon Writers’ Group Meetings held twice a month. For full details email aswa@hotmail.co.uk

Wight Fair Writers’ Circle. Contact Chairperson – Carol Bridgestock on 01983 402393 or email her carolbridgestock@hotmail.com

WordWatchers meets monthly in Newbury, Berkshire. Contact Jonathan Dodd on 07795 202722
or email peterpheasant@aol.com. 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

South West

Bath Writers’ Group. For full details contact Gill Clancy on 07834 355106 or email her at CLANCY.INC@blueyonder.co.uk

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

Cheltenham Writers’ Circle meet at Parmoor House, Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham, on the first and third Monday of each month. Contact the secretary, Carol Sandiford, on 01242 578109 or email her at carol.sandiford@blueyonder.co.uk for more information.

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 rachel.hayward@tesco.net

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 others work For more information please contact either Louise on 0117 944 6321 or at louise_gethin@hotmail.com or Spence on 0799 057 2325 or at spencergillman@hotmail.com

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 jmthom@tiscali.co.uk

Moonrakers Writers’ Circle Workshops run evening workshops on alternate Wednesdays at Corfe Mullen Village Hall. Ring Veronica on 01202 696436 or email her at moonraker9@btinternet.com for more information.

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 indianking@btconnect.com

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 lanternj@talktalk.net. Visit the website for full details www.thewritersstudy.spruz.com

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 papworth.consultancy@live.co.uk

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: robandtracy@lineone.net

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.

East England

Brentwood Writers’ Circle meetings take place at ‘Fairview’, Ursuline Convent, 77 Queens Rd, Brentwood, Essex on the first Saturday of each month and start at 2.30 p.m. and finish at 4.30 p.m.
Chairman:Colin Taylor, 27 Eddy Close, Romford, Essex RM7 9HR

Ena Love – Tel: 01277 226840

Janice Grande, 30 College Lane, Basildon, Essex SS15 6GS
Tel: 01268 420093

Jim Reeve – Tel: 01245 400714

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

Chelmsford Writers. For full details send an email to info@chelmsfordwriters.org.uk

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 feedback@ellipsisWriting.org.uk

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 Hainault Community Centre, Naoford Way, Chigwell, Essex IG7 4DF. For further details phone Frederick Aiano on 0208 504 2433
or email fred@aiano.co.uk

Harlow Writers’ Workshop. For full details contact either Anne Neuhaus at anne.neuhaus@ntlworld.com or on 01279 321665 or Adrienne Tinn at shine@adriennetinn.me.uk 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 Lester on johnstuartlester@hotmail.co.uk

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 srilekharach@hotmail.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 531895
or via email allens.athome@virgin.net. Alternatively, contact the Secretary Jon Stead on 01522 537635 or at jgstead@yahoo.com

The Lindum Scribes meet approximately every three weeks in Thorp on the Hill, Lincs LN6. For further details email the Chairman Jo Borrill LindumScribes@btinternet.com

The North Herts Writers’ Circle meets on Mondays in Stevenage. For full details please visit
Facebook: www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/group.php?gid=438016210318

Norwich Writers’ Circle. For full details visit the group’s website www.norwichwriters.org.uk

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 info@redwellwriters.org

Royston & District Writers’ Circle. A small, friendly writing group with members from across North Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire. Anyone who would like to know more can visit our website at https://roystonwriters.org or email me at hello@roystonwriters.org

Seize The Day Writers’ Group started in 2011 for full details email them at hot.tinker.bell@hotmail.co.uk

Speakeasy meets in Milton Keynes, Bucks. For full details of venue and programme visit their websitewww.mkweb.co.uk. For more information email Chairman Martin Brocklebank speakeasy@writerbrock.co.uk

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 toddington.poetry@tiscali.co.uk 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 info@verulamwriterscircle.org.uk

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 watfordwriters@gmail.com 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 webmaster@woodhamwriters.co.uk


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 info@coventrywritersgroup.org.uk

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 tonygutteridge@live.com or visit the Website www.gracedieuwriterscircle.co.uk for full details.

Malvern Writers’ Circle. Email info@malvernwriters.org 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.

Mo-mentum run several groups and courses throughout the year. Contact Maureen Richardson at Maureen@momentum.fsnet.co.uk 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 PiedMusic@aol.com.

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 tamwrite@lineone.net 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 sallytenbury@yahoo.com

Vale of Bevloir Writing Group – meeting every second Tuesday of the month at 8pm in the Parish Room next to the library in Bottesford, NG13 0DF. We welcome writers from all over the Vale of Belvoir and beyond, with members from Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. Email words@belvoirwriting.co.uk. Website https://belvoirwriting.co.uk.

Walsall Writers’ Circle www.walsallwriterscircle.webs.com

Worcester Writers meets in Worcester every first and third Tuesday of the month, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Email secretary@worcesterwriters.org.uk or visit their website www.worcesterwriters.org.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: themajorsniece@yahoo.co.uk

North East

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 berwick_writers_workshop@yahoo.co.uk

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: bradfordwriterscircle@hotmail.com
or visit their website www.bradfordwriterscircle.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

Creative, Ink! meet at 7 pm every third Wednesday of the month in the Borders store on Davygate, York. Email creative.ink@lycos.co.uk 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 linda.acaster@btinternet.com or Karen Whitchurch karen@whitchurchk.freeserve.co.uk

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. We currently meet via Zoom, but are hoping to soon resume face-to-face meetings at the Huddersfield Fire station.See our website https://HuddersfieldAuthorsCircle.co.uk for additional information on what we do and how to join.

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 grippon1@tiscali.co.uk. For more information visit the website www.rothermetwriters.890m.com

Scarborough Writers’ Circle, founded in 1948 by Mary Hall, meets alternate Tuesdays at Allatt House Annex, West Parade Road, Scarborough (near Sainsburys). For further information contact the Secretary Carol Stockhill, on 01723 360535.

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

North West

Ashton Writers meets at 8 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays at ‘Sam’s Bar’ in Ashton-in-Makerfield. For full details contact Mrs Chris Wood on 01257 253887 or Woodwigan@aol.com

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 leslie.hamilton@ntlworld.com  or on 07944 947647

The Brighter Writers meet once a week in a café bar in St Annes. For details email brighter_writers@btinternet.com or visit their website  www.brighterwriters.org.uk

Chorley & District Writers’ Circle. The group meets on the last Tuesday of every month ( except December) at Coppull United Football Club, Springfield Road Coppull, Chorley, PR7 5EJ. Email mail@chorleywriters.org.uk for more information.

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 tomfield@lineone.net

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 fyldecoastfiction@yahoo.co.uk 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 jean@projectoneoone.demon.co.uk or john@villarana.freeserve.co.uk

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 enquiries@mondaynightgroup.org.uk 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 mungrisdalewriters@toucansurf.com

North West Playwrights meet at 18 Express Networks, 1 George Leigh Street, Manchester. Contact them on 0161 237 1978 or at newplaysnw@hotmail.com. 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 ikargar@tiscali.co.uk

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 riversidewriters@aol.com

Skelmersdale Writers meets at the Quarry Bank Community Club, Ormskirk Road, Skelmersdale on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7.30 p.m. Contact Carol Fenlon on 01695 728320
or email her at Carol@fenlonh.freeserve.co.uk 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 southportwriterscircle@yahoo.co.uk 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 rachel.kramrisch@orange.net

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 lynette54uk@yahoo.co.uk for further details