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Totals: 2 6 13 142 91
UK England East Anglia 3 3
London 20 5
Midlands 15 17
North 20 16
North West 13 21
South East 17 18
South West 11 7
Scotland Central Scotland 12
Highlands & Islands 4
Wales Wales 6 4
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 1
Channel Islands Channel Islands 2
Canada Canada Canada 18
Region Area Groups
Totals: 8 48 91
Wales CF Cardiff 1
SA Swansea 3
East Anglia NR Norwich 3
London CR Croydon 2
KT Kingston-upon-Thames 1
UB Southall 1
W London, West 1
Midlands B Birmingham 1
CV Coventry 2
GL Gloucester 3
HR Hereford 1
LE Leicester 2
MK Milton Keynes 1
NN Northampton 2
PE Peterborough 1
TF Telford 1
WR Worcester 1
WV Wolverhampton 2
North CA Carlisle 2
DE Derby 4
HD Huddersfield 1
LS Leeds 2
NE Newcastle-upon-Tyne 5
SR Sunderland 1
YO York 1
North West BB Blackburn 1
CH Chester 1
L Liverpool 4
M Manchester 5
OL Oldham 3
SK Stockport 4
WA Warrington 1
WN Wigan 2
South East AL St Albans 1
BN Brighton 1
CM Chelmsford 2
CT Canterbury 1
GU Guildford 4
RG Reading 2
SG Stevenage 1
SO Southampton 1
TN Tonbridge 5
South West BA Bath 1
BS Bristol 1
EX Exeter 1
PL Plymouth 1
TA Taunton 2
TR Truro 1
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All Writing Groups (91)

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Group Name Area Region
A Thursday Group M North West
Ashton in Makerfield Writers and Literary Club WN North West
Bold Writers B Midlands
Carlisle Writers' Group CA North
Dialstone Writers SK North West
Guildford Writers GU South East
Harlow Writers' Workshop CM South East
Hastings Writers' Group TN South East
Hertford Writers' Circle SG South East
Jubilee Writers SO South East
Leigh and Atherton Writers M North West
Llanelli Writers' Circle SA Wales
Moorside Writers DE North
Newport Writers' Circle TF Midlands
Oldham Writing Cafe OL North West
Peterborough Writers' Circle PE Midlands
Phrase Writers UB London
Northumbrian Writers NE North
Salford Women Writers' Group SK North West
Sunderland Senior Scribblers SR North
Shiremoor Scribblers NE North
Tenterden Writers TN South East
Thames Valley Writers' Circle RG South East
The Fellowship of the Pen GU South East
The Inn Scribers CM South East
The Playhouse Writers NE North
The Poised Pen/The Pool Smiths L North West
The Writers Block W London
Truro Creative Writers' Group TR South West
Twyford Writers EX South West
Tyldesley Creative Writers M North West
Uckfield & District Writers Club TN South East
Vaughan Writers LE Midlands
Walton Wordsmiths KT London
Woking Writers' Circle GU South East
Wombourne Writers WV Midlands
Words in Edgeways M North West
Wotton Writers' Group GL Midlands
Wrekin Writers NN Midlands
Writers in Somerset TA South West
Writers Reign SK North West
Authorcraft CR London
Verulam Writers' Circle AL South East
Burton Monday Writers DE North
Vale Royal Writers' Group WA North West
West Sussex Writers' Club BN South East
Holmfirth Writers' Group HD North
York Writers YO North
The Writers' Hub CV Midlands
Bardstown Writers' Group CV Midlands
Runaway Writers DE North
Worcester Writers' Circle WR Midlands
Skelmersdale Writers' Group WN North West
Basingstoke Writers' Circle RG South East
Borderliners CH North West
Formby Writers L North West
The Friday Writers' Circle OL North West
Chiltern Writers MK Midlands
Hexham Writers NE North
Northants Writers' Ink NN Midlands
Hinckley Scribblers LE Midlands
Leeds Writers and Poets LS North
Swansea and District Writers Circle SA Wales
Somewhere Else Writers GL Midlands
Brasserie Writers BA South West
Leeds Writers' Circle LS North
Walsham Writers NR East Anglia
Ocean City Writers PL South West
Hawkhurst U3A TN South East
Wannabe Writers NR East Anglia
The Woldingham Writers' Group CR London
Cheltenham Writers' Circle GL Midlands
Bridgend Writers' Circle CF Wales
Castlecroft Writers WV Midlands
Write from the Heart SK North West
Clitheroe Writing Group BB North West
Bookshop Writers BS South West
Writers@theB NE North
Lowestoft Library Writers' Group NR East Anglia
North End Writers L North West
The Poetry Box Club GU South East
SWit'CH M North West
Kirkby Stephen Writers' Group CA North
Taunton Library Writing Group TA South West
Derbyshire Scriptwriters DE North
Inspirations Writers' Group CT South East
Dulais River Writers SA Wales
Five Ashes Writers TN South East
Lancashire Authors' Association OL North West
Hay & District Writers' Circle HR Midlands
The Pool Smiths L North West
A Thursday Group
Contact: Elizabeth Parish
Ashton in Makerfield Writers and Literary Club
Contact: Francis Parkinson
Address: 10 Orton Way, Ashton, Lancs
Postcode: WN4 9NQ
Phone: 01942-723350
Notes: Meetings: Alternate Tuesdays at 8.00 pm, The Jubilee Club, Wigan Road.
Bold Writers
Contact: Yvonne Higgins
Carlisle Writers' Group
Contact: Neil Robinson
Dialstone Writers
Contact: Cliff Hope
Guildford Writers
Contact: Jennifer Margrave
Phone: 01483-562722
Notes: We meet fortnightly at Guildford Institute.
Harlow Writers' Workshop
Hastings Writers' Group
Contact: Amanda Giles
Address: 8 Sovereign Close, Hastings, East Sussex
Postcode: TN34 2UB
Phone: 01424 442707,0774 864 8487
Notes: Amanda Giles can also be contacted via
Hertford Writers' Circle
Contact: Kate Miller
Jubilee Writers
Phone: 0777 612 6295
Leigh and Atherton Writers
Contact: Pamela Buxton
Llanelli Writers' Circle
Contact: Carole Ann Smith
Address: 20 Rectory Close, Loughor, Swansea County
Postcode: SA4 6JU
Phone: 01792 891679
Notes: Formed in 1990. Meet on the last Wednesday of the month from 2.00-4.30 pm.
Moorside Writers
Newport Writers' Circle
Contact: George Lavin
Oldham Writing Cafe
Contact: Margaret Meehan
Peterborough Writers' Circle
Contact: Tim Wilson
Address: 17 Juniper Crescent, Longthorpe, Peterborough
Postcode: PE3 9QY
Phone: 01733-262165
Phrase Writers
Contact: Sheila Macadams
Address: 69 Colham Avenue, West Drayton, Middlesex
Postcode: UB7 8EU
Phone: 01895 475924
Northumbrian Writers
Contact: Claire Lynn
Address: 28 Hallstile Bank, Hexham
Postcode: NE46 3PQ
Salford Women Writers' Group
Contact: Edyth Ward
Address: 6 Millers Court, Hope Street West, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Postcode: SK10 1BR
Phone: 01625 611 723
Sunderland Senior Scribblers
Contact: Audrey Polkinghorn
Notes: A message for me can be left at the City Library, Sunderland.
Shiremoor Scribblers
Contact: Charles Donachy
Address: 6 Coronation Crescent, Monkseaton, Tyne and Wear
Postcode: NE25 8AJ
Notes: Other contacts: Lesley Boughton, Michele F. Mershon Fleck.
Tenterden Writers
Contact: Ken Baker
Thames Valley Writers' Circle
Contact: Sally Johnson
The Fellowship of the Pen
Contact: Derek Keen
Address: 21 Grasmere Road, Farnham, Surrey
Postcode: GU9 0RU
The Inn Scribers
Contact: Lesley James
The Playhouse Writers
Contact: Linda Jenkinson
The Poised Pen/The Pool Smiths
Contact: Vanessa Lester
Address: 65 Woodlands Road, Aigburth, Liverpool
Postcode: L17 0AL
Phone: 0779 962 0439,0779 962 0439
Notes: Meet every other Wednesday 7-9 pm, Liverpool City Centre.
The Writers Block
Contact: Judith Taylor
Address: Flat 191 Holcroft Court, Clipstone Street, London
Postcode: W1W 5DH
Truro Creative Writers' Group
Contact: Alan Murton
Address: 17 Carriage Paec, Goonhavern, Truro
Postcode: TR4 9QW
Twyford Writers
Contact: Liz Chadwick
Tyldesley Creative Writers
Contact: Mary Berry
Phone: 0790 5729819
Uckfield & District Writers Club
Contact: Jane Shepherd
Vaughan Writers
Contact: Wendy Edmond
Address: Rose Cottage, Blaston Road, Slawston, Leicestershire
Postcode: LE16 7UD
Phone: 01858 555420
Notes: We meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month at The Belmont Hotel, New Walk/De Montfort Street, Leicester, from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. If anyone is interested in coming along to one of our meetings with a view to joining us, please contact Wendy Edmond.
Walton Wordsmiths
Contact: Patricia Jones
Woking Writers' Circle
Contact: Dermot Hoare
Address: Lanreath, 1 Delta Road, Chobham, Surrey
Postcode: GU24 8PY
Phone: 01276-858284
Notes: Meetings at the Strollers Drop-in Centre, Goldsworth Park on the third Thursday of the month from 7.30 to 10.30.
Wombourne Writers
Contact: Emma Finlayson-Palmer
Phone: 01902 763418,07990 510 320
Notes: We are also on twitter @wombournewriter and we have a Facebook page.
Words in Edgeways
Contact: Kathy Mc Naughton
Wotton Writers' Group
Contact: Alan Shrimpton
Notes: We meet on the 1st Tuesday and 2nd Thursday of each month.
Wrekin Writers
Notes: We are a large group of writers from all over Shropshire, with a diverse range of writing interests. We meet on the third Saturday of the month from 10am until 12 noon, at the Wrekin Housing Trust offices, just on the outskirts of Telford Town Centre.
Writers in Somerset
Contact: Dave Lake
Writers Reign
Contact: Andrew Connolly
Address: 32 Beechwood Avenue, Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire
Postcode: SK6 4DL
Phone: 0161 430 8063,0779 000 0831
Contact: Chris Day
Verulam Writers' Circle
Contact: John Spencer
Burton Monday Writers
Contact: Gill Jangra
Vale Royal Writers' Group
Contact: Marian Smith
Address: 5 Six Acre Lane, Moore, Warrington, Cheshire
Postcode: WA4 6UJ
West Sussex Writers' Club
Contact: Ian Black
Holmfirth Writers' Group
Contact: Susan Clark
Address: 1 Wellhouses, Cartworth Bank, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Postcode: HD9 2SS
York Writers
Contact: Sarah Dixon
Address: Upstairs Room, Brigantes, 114 Mickelgate, York
Postcode: YO1 6JX
The Writers' Hub
Contact: Jo Roberts
Address: 102 Oldham Avenue, Coventry
Postcode: CV2 5EU
Phone: 07762 576 752
Bardstown Writers' Group
Contact: Graham Roberts
Phone: 01789 294449,07913 386991
Runaway Writers
Phone: 0779 165 4908
Worcester Writers' Circle
Skelmersdale Writers' Group
Contact: Elizabeth Brown
Basingstoke Writers' Circle
Contact: Joan Sullivan
Phone: 01256 326453
Contact: Anne Abbinnett
Formby Writers
Contact: Elisabeth Douglas
Address: 23 Burlington Avenue, Formby, Liverpool
Postcode: L37 8DY
Phone: 01704 871702,0742 513 2191
The Friday Writers' Circle
Contact: Sandy Parkinson
Address: 94 Manchester Rd, Mossley
Postcode: OL5 9AY
Chiltern Writers
Contact: Jan Halstead
Notes: Meet every 2nd Thursday at 8pm in Wendover Library room, Buckinghamshire.
Hexham Writers
Contact: Bernadette Walker
Northants Writers' Ink
Contact: Michael Richards
Address: 47 Queensway, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Postcode: NN8 3RE
Hinckley Scribblers
Contact: Carol Mogano
Address: Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire
Postcode: LE10 2JD
Phone: 01455-635-680
Notes: Group meets every Friday 10.30-12.30 at Hinckley Library.
Leeds Writers and Poets
Contact: Katja Kaine
Address: 7 North Parade, Leeds, Yorkshire
Postcode: LS16 5AY
Swansea and District Writers Circle
Contact: Gail Williams
Address: 3 Heol Ysgyfarnog, Birchgrove, Swansea
Postcode: SA7 9NH
Phone: 07971 703373
Somewhere Else Writers
Contact: Iris Lewis
Brasserie Writers
Contact: Nina MacPherson

Brasserie Writers – small group of writers – two of whom have an MA in Creative Writing. A third member has been published widely.

We are looking for a new member. If you have an MA in Creative Writing or are published please contact us. With thanks Nina.

Leeds Writers' Circle
Contact: Gill Osborne
Walsham Writers
Contact: Bob Bishop
Address: Seaford House, Lime Tree Road, North Walsham
Postcode: NR28 9DY
Phone: 0169 240 7875,0773 341 6419
Ocean City Writers
Contact: Lesley Lees
Address: 13 Edgecumbe Avenue, Millbridge, Plymouth, Devon
Postcode: PL1 5ND
Phone: 01752 516317,0770 801 802
Hawkhurst U3A
Contact: Ruth McChesney
Wannabe Writers
Phone: 07530 528 491
Notes: Location: Lowestoft.
The Woldingham Writers' Group
Contact: Sophie Guest
Cheltenham Writers' Circle
Contact: Phil Jones
Phone: 01242 656549
Bridgend Writers' Circle
Contact: Alex Marshall
Address: 9 Plas Ty Mawr, Penyfai, Bridgend
Postcode: CF31 4NH
Phone: 01656 667938
Castlecroft Writers
Contact: Emma Finlayson-Palmer
Phone: 01902 763418,07990 510 320
Write from the Heart
Contact: Mark P Henderson
Phone: 01457 867679,0739 716 4551
Clitheroe Writing Group
Contact: Katie Swingewood
Phone: 07838 433466
Bookshop Writers
Contact: Jenny Bradley
Contact: Frances Blezard
Lowestoft Library Writers' Group
Phone: 07432 678838,07432 678838
North End Writers
Contact: Pauline Rowe
The Poetry Box Club
Contact: Merlynda Robinson
Address: Merlynda's Studio, 2 Downview, Nyewood, Petersfield, Hampshire
Postcode: GU31 5JA
Phone: 01703 821030
Contact: Bill Cameron
Kirkby Stephen Writers' Group
Contact: Joyce Worsfold
Phone: 017683 42863
Taunton Library Writing Group
Contact: Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg
Derbyshire Scriptwriters
Contact: Richard Layton
Inspirations Writers' Group
Contact: Carol Salter
Phone: 01843 823785
Dulais River Writers
Contact: Alicia Gwynn
Address: 114 Pentre Road, Pontardulais, Swansea
Postcode: SA4 8DQ
Phone: 01792 883712
Five Ashes Writers
Contact: Helen Stockton
Phone: 0778 453 8965
Lancashire Authors' Association
Hay & District Writers' Circle
Contact: Jean O'Donoghue
Address: 24 The Meadows, Hay on Wye
Postcode: HR3 5LF
Phone: 01497 822831
The Pool Smiths
Contact: John Pilkington
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Derek Keen: August 30, 2017 1:57 pm
I am Chairman and secretary of The Fellowship of the Pen which is a creative writing group meeting in Farnham. I would be grateful if you could add my e mail address and location to the listing. Many thanks
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Kevin Machin: August 30, 2017 5:15 pm
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david lake: September 3, 2015 9:56 am
Please add my e-mail address for contact details.
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Kevin Machin: September 3, 2015 3:53 pm
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Carol Mogano: August 22, 2015 2:47 pm
Please add: address-Hinckley Library, Lancaster Rd, Hinckley phone number-01455 635 680 Group meets every Friday 10.30-12.30 at Hinckley Library Also, could NAWG change my contact email address to as the email address belongs to my husband who is not a member of Hinckley Scribblers. Thank you very much.
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Kevin Machin: September 3, 2015 3:42 pm
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Diane McClymont , Fosseway Writers: August 15, 2015 3:16 pm
Please add my E-mail address in the details page. Thank you
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Stuart Pooley: May 6, 2015 7:33 am

Please add our website address As a link) in the details page.


Stuart Pooley

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Kevin Machin: May 6, 2015 3:47 pm
Link added.
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Rex Merchant: October 16, 2014 6:30 pm
The First Line Writers, which you list, are no longer extant.
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Kevin Machin: January 28, 2015 6:04 pm
Thanks for telling us. The entry has been removed.
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Wendy Pratt: October 2, 2014 11:52 am

Hi there

I'm running a halloween themed poetry workshop in Scarborough on the 18th October. It should be fun and cake and tea are included in the £10. It's at 1.30-5.15pm and should be a lot of fun! Please email me on for details and to reserve a place.

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Marian Hunt: March 2, 2014 7:32 pm
i was once chairman/tutor of the lovely writers group in Truro Cornwall Housebound now in my hometown of CHELTENHAM Glos.I do miss the fellowship of the creative writers group that we started in Truro CORNWALL.WE WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL AND KNOWN IN THE COUNTY NOW I have masses of poetry still unpublished.Looking for a small publisher
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William Trent: January 14, 2014 5:23 am
Being a member of W.W's since its inauguration I was wondering how we would go about getting some of our work read/published through the Nat. Ass. of Writers'. A few of us have been published in magazines etc., but it would be nice to have a common site where we knew we could catch up with some of our colleagues' work.
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Pam Fish: January 21, 2014 12:12 am
Hello William, The website is about to undergo some major changes, and this may well be the way that we go. - Watch out for news. NAWG Webmaster
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Lindsey: December 17, 2013 5:29 pm
Hi, I've just read Daniela Taylor's post. I'm also looking for a writers' group in Heckmondwike. I hope she reads this. We could get in touch and start one up. Regards, Lindsey
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Daniela Taylor: October 28, 2013 9:51 am
Hello, I had two novels published and I am looking for a writer's group near Heckmondwike in West Yorkshire. Could you also send me details about establishing one myself? With thanks, Daniela
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G Tidswell: September 17, 2013 5:41 pm
I am a keen but unpublished writer who wants to find a writers circle. I live in Thornton, West Yorkshire. Has anyone any recommendations? Thanks
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Rachel Picton: March 5, 2013 9:36 am
Hi, i'm a A-level college student at barnsley and i'm doing a project for which I have to find out how many writers in Yorkshire have English degrees. I was wondering if you could help me in anyway? Anything you can tell me will help. Thank you Rachel
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Michelle Leverick: November 14, 2012 1:10 pm

Hi there,

I am a new author and about to release my first book and looking for a writing group/network in or around Doncaster, South Yorkshire. If anyone knows of any close to me, I would appreciate any information.

Thank you very much


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Kevin Ryde: October 6, 2012 4:42 pm
are there any writers groups in Leyburn; Bedale; Northallerton? If there is please let me know...... if not i'd like to start one; any suggestions on where I would begin?
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Pam Fish: October 20, 2012 10:25 pm
Hello Kevin - there is a list of writing groups on this website, button on the home page, bottom right. But, if you would like to start one of your own I can send you a sheet of helpful hints for doing this. Pam Fish, NAWG Chairman.
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Kevin Cooper: September 29, 2014 11:50 am

Hi Pam,

Thanks for your responce to my last query. I would be very much interested in starting a new writer's group that is Hull based.

could you please send me your helpful hints sheet. Thanks


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Nicole JF: November 1, 2014 9:09 am

Hi Kevin Cooper,

I'm new in the Hull/Cottingham area and I am looking around for writer's groups. Happened across this thread. I was wondering if you've decided on starting a new writer's group and any details.

Thanks Nicole

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Kay Millward: May 11, 2012 2:09 pm

Hi Micheal Greaney. I visited three groups since my request. Two I have joined. But I am hopeful that Bolingbroke may let me visit them too. Can you send me an email direct please with meeting details etc. Thank you so much


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Michael Greaney: March 14, 2012 9:12 am

Kay Willward is looking for a writers group near Mold, but hasn't given any form of contact. She could contact me through the Bolingbroke Writers website


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Pam Fish: January 31, 2012 6:52 pm
I've just today posted a new one - any good? Pam.
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Kay Millward: January 30, 2012 11:00 am
I have recently moved to Mold and am looking for a writers group to join. Is there anyone out there that knows of one please.
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MARIAN HUNT: January 2, 2011 11:57 pm
Dear Alan and all members Remember me???If a few years ago you had said *Take me to your leader" It would have been to me Remember Marian?? I have missed you all more than I can say Please tell me how I can subscribe?? I really miss you all I am fed up with being a shut in and have decided I really must rouse myself Please get in touch marian_hunt99@YAHOO.CO.UK LOVE MARIAN
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