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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 South East Region (19)

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Group Name Area Region
Verulam Writers' Circle AL South East
West Sussex Writers' Club BN South East
The East Chindis BN South East
Harlow Writers' Workshop CM South East
The Inn Scribers CM South East
Inspirations Writers' Group CT South East
Guildford Writers GU South East
The Fellowship of the Pen GU South East
Woking Writers' Circle GU South East
Bordon Writers GU South East
Ibiza Quills PO South East
Thames Valley Writers' Circle RG South East
Reading Writers RG South East
Hertford Writers' Circle SG South East
Jubilee Writers SO South East
Hastings Writers' Group TN South East
Uckfield & District Writers' Club TN South East
Hawkhurst U3A TN South East
Tenterden Writers TN South East
Verulam Writers' Circle
Contact: John Spencer
Website: verulamwriterscircle.org.uk
West Sussex Writers' Club
Contact: Ian Black
Website: westsussexwriters.co.uk
The East Chindis
Contact: Jon Moorthorpe
Address: 11 Chestnut Avenue, Dernland Park, Hailsham
Postcode: BN27 3RR
Phone: 01825 872 070
Harlow Writers' Workshop
Website: harlowwritersworkshop.com
The Inn Scribers
Contact: Lesley James
Inspirations Writers' Group
Contact: Carol Salter
Phone: 01843 823785
E-mail: carolmsalter@gmail.com
Guildford Writers
Contact: Jennifer Margrave
Phone: 01483-562722
E-mail: margravejen@gmail.com
Website: guildfordwriters.net
Notes: We meet fortnightly at Guildford Institute.
The Fellowship of the Pen
Contact: Derek Keen
Address: 21 Grasmere Road, Farnham, Surrey
Postcode: GU9 0RU
E-mail: derek.keen@ntlworld.com
Woking Writers' Circle
Contact: Dermot Hoare
Address: Lanreath, 1 Delta Road, Chobham, Surrey
Postcode: GU24 8PY
Phone: 01276-858284
E-mail: dermot.hoare@btinternet.com
Website: wokingwriters.wordpress.com
Notes: Meetings at the Strollers Drop-in Centre, Goldsworth Park on the third Thursday of the month from 7.30 to 10.30.
Bordon Writers
Contact: Jilly Funnell
Website: sugaronthebee.wordpress.com
Ibiza Quills
Website: ibizaquills.com
Thames Valley Writers' Circle
Contact: Sally Johnson
E-mail: sally.johnson20@ntlworld.com
Website: thamesvalleywriterscircle.org
Notes: Also display email for 0325
Reading Writers
Contact: Rob Wickings
E-mail: info@readingwriters.co.uk
Website: readingwriters.co.uk
Hertford Writers' Circle
Contact: Kate Miller
Website: hertfordwriterscircle.org
Jubilee Writers
Phone: 0777 612 6295
E-mail: jubileewriters@live.co.uk
Hastings Writers' Group
Contact: Amanda Giles
Address: 8 Sovereign Close, Hastings, East Sussex
Postcode: TN34 2UB
Phone: 01424 442707,0774 864 8487
E-mail: membership.hwg@gmail.com
Website: hastingswriters.co.uk
Notes: Amanda Giles can also be contacted via aloeamanda@sky.com.
Uckfield & District Writers' Club
Contact: Jane Shepherd
Hawkhurst U3A
Contact: Ruth McChesney
Website: hawkhurstu3a.org.uk
Tenterden Writers
Contact: Pat Mash
Address: Sweet Freedom, 81 Udimore Road, Rye, East Sussex
Postcode: TN31 7EA
Phone: 01797 222237
E-mail: patriciamash@hotmail.com
Website: tenterdenwriters.wix.com/write
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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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