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Geographical Summary

Nation Country Region Areas Groups
Totals: 2 6 13 142 82
UK England East Anglia 3 2
London 20 4
Midlands 15 16
North 20 14
North West 13 20
South East 17 19
South West 11 4
Scotland Central Scotland 12
Highlands & Islands 4
Wales Wales 6 3
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 1
Channel Islands Channel Islands 2
Canada Canada Canada 18
Region Area Groups
Totals: 8 46 82
Wales CF Cardiff 1
SA Swansea 2
East Anglia NR Norwich 2
London CR Croydon 2
UB Southall 1
W London, West 1
Midlands CV Coventry 2
GL Gloucester 2
HR Hereford 1
LE Leicester 3
MK Milton Keynes 1
NN Northampton 1
PE Peterborough 2
TF Telford 1
WR Worcester 1
WS Walsall 1
WV Wolverhampton 1
North CA Carlisle 2
DE Derby 4
HD Huddersfield 1
LS Leeds 1
NE Newcastle-upon-Tyne 4
SR Sunderland 1
YO York 1
North West BB Blackburn 1
CH Chester 1
L Liverpool 3
M Manchester 6
OL Oldham 2
SK Stockport 4
WA Warrington 1
WN Wigan 2
South East AL St Albans 1
BN Brighton 2
CM Chelmsford 2
CT Canterbury 1
GU Guildford 4
PO Portsmouth 1
RG Reading 2
SG Stevenage 1
SO Southampton 1
TN Tonbridge 4
South West BS Bristol 1
EX Exeter 1
TA Taunton 1
TR Truro 1
UK Areas
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Groups Listing

Groups in North West Region (20)

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Group Name Area Region
Clitheroe Writing Group BB North West
Borderliners CH North West
The Poised Pen/The Pool Smiths L North West
Formby Writers L North West
The Pool Smiths L North West
A Thursday Group M North West
Leigh and Atherton Writers M North West
Tyldesley Creative Writers M North West
Words in Edgeways M North West
SWit'CH M North West
Sale Scribblers M North West
The Friday Writers' Circle OL North West
Lancashire Authors' Association OL North West
Dialstone Writers SK North West
Salford Women Writers' Group SK North West
Writers Reign SK North West
Write from the Heart SK North West
Vale Royal Writers' Group WA North West
Ashton in Makerfield Writers and Literary Club WN North West
Skelmersdale Writers' Group WN North West
Clitheroe Writing Group
Contact: Katie Swingewood
Phone: 07838 433466
E-mail: khjswinge@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/cwritingg
Contact: Anne Abbinnett
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
E-mail: vanessallester@gmail.com
Website: thepoisedpen.co.uk
Notes: Meet every other Wednesday 7-9 pm, Liverpool City Centre.
Formby Writers
Contact: Elisabeth Douglas
Address: 23 Burlington Avenue, Formby, Liverpool
Postcode: L37 8DY
Phone: 01704 871702,0742 513 2191
E-mail: ebfdoug@gmail.com
The Pool Smiths
Contact: John Pilkington
A Thursday Group
Contact: Elizabeth Parish
Leigh and Atherton Writers
Contact: Pamela Buxton
E-mail: nopampen@gmail.com
Tyldesley Creative Writers
Contact: Mary Berry
Phone: 0790 5729819
E-mail: ecdlmary@hotmail.com
Website: tyldesleycreativewriters.weebly.com
Words in Edgeways
Contact: Kathy Mc Naughton
E-mail: wordsinedgeways@yahoo.co.uk
Contact: Bill Cameron
Website: switchwriters.btck.co.uk
Sale Scribblers
No information disclosed.
The Friday Writers' Circle
Contact: Sandy Parkinson
Address: 94 Manchester Rd, Mossley
Postcode: OL5 9AY
E-mail: sandyparkinson181@btinternet.com
Lancashire Authors' Association
Website: lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk
Dialstone Writers
Contact: Cliff Hope
E-mail: cliffjim7@aol.com
Salford Women Writers' Group
Contact: Edyth Ward
Address: 6 Millers Court, Hope Street West, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Postcode: SK10 1BR
Phone: 01625 611 723
E-mail: edyth22@btinternet.com
Writers Reign
Contact: Andrew Connolly
Address: 32 Beechwood Avenue, Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire
Postcode: SK6 4DL
Phone: 0161 430 8063,0779 000 0831
E-mail: andrewconnolly@talktalk.net
Write from the Heart
Contact: Mark P Henderson
Phone: 01457 867679,0739 716 4551
E-mail: mark@markphenderson.com
Website: writefromtheheart.uk.com
Vale Royal Writers' Group
Contact: Marian Smith
Address: 5 Six Acre Lane, Moore, Warrington, Cheshire
Postcode: WA4 6UJ
E-mail: doiley@btinternet.com
Website: vrwg.co.uk
Ashton in Makerfield Writers and Literary Club
Contact: Francis Parkinson
Address: 10 Orton Way, Ashton, Lancs
Postcode: WN4 9NQ
Phone: 01942-723350
E-mail: francesparkinson@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: jaiwebs.co.uk/davidmak/acf/a_litclub.htm
Notes: Meetings: Alternate Tuesdays at 8.00 pm, The Jubilee Club, Wigan Road.
Skelmersdale Writers' Group
Contact: Elizabeth Brown
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Posted by: Pam Fish Date: March 4, 2015 5:34 pm
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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 carolmogano@gmail.com as the email address madcapdoug@hotmail.com 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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Kevin Machin: August 24, 2015 8:58 am
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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 wendycatpratt@yahoo.co.uk 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 marian_hunt99@yahoo.co.uk
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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 http://bolingbroke-writers.org


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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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