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Geographical Summary

Nation Country Region Areas Groups
Totals: 2 6 13 142 97
UK England East Anglia 3 3
London 20 6
Midlands 15 17
North 20 19
North West 13 20
South East 17 19
South West 11 9
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 51 97
Wales CF Cardiff 1
SA Swansea 3
East Anglia NR Norwich 3
London CR Croydon 3
KT Kingston-upon-Thames 1
UB Southall 1
W London, West 1
Midlands B Birmingham 1
CV Coventry 2
GL Gloucester 3
LE Leicester 2
MK Milton Keynes 1
NN Northampton 2
PE Peterborough 1
TF Telford 2
WR Worcester 1
WV Wolverhampton 2
North CA Carlisle 2
DE Derby 5
HD Huddersfield 1
HX Halifax 1
LS Leeds 2
NE Newcastle-upon-Tyne 5
NG Nottingham 1
SR Sunderland 1
YO York 1
North West BB Blackburn 1
CH Chester 1
L Liverpool 3
M Manchester 6
OL Oldham 3
SK Stockport 3
WA Warrington 1
WN Wigan 2
South East AL St Albans 1
BN Brighton 1
CM Chelmsford 2
CT Canterbury 1
GU Guildford 4
PO Portsmouth 1
RG Reading 2
SG Stevenage 1
SO Southampton 1
TN Tonbridge 5
South West BA Bath 1
BS Bristol 1
DT Dorchester 2
EX Exeter 1
PL Plymouth 1
TA Taunton 2
TR Truro 1
UK Areas
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All Writing Groups (97)

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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
Fosseway Writers NG North
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
Northampton Writers Group NN Midlands
Off The Cuff DT South West
Oldham Writing Cafe OL North West
Peterborough Writers' Circle PE Midlands
Phrase Writers UB London
Northumbrian Writers NE North
Salford Women Writers' Group M 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 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 TF Midlands
Writers in Somerset TA South West
Writers Reign SK North West
Authorcraft CR London
Weymouth & Portland U3A DT South West
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
Hebden Writers HX North
Writers in the Peak DE North
Writers@theB NE North
Five Writers CR London
Lowestoft Library Writers Group NR East Anglia
Writing Buddies PO South East
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
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
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.
Bold Writers
Contact: Yvonne Higgins
E-mail: boldwriters@hotmail.co.uk
Website: airedalewriters.btck.co.uk
Carlisle Writers' Group
Contact: John Nevison
Dialstone Writers
Contact: Cliff Hope
E-mail: cliffjim7@aol.com
Fosseway Writers
Contact: Diane McClymont
E-mail: dianemcclymont@btinternet.com
Website: newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/fossewaywriters
Guildford Writers
Contact: Jennifer Margrave
Phone: 01483-562722
E-mail: margravejen@gmail.com
Website: guildfordwriters.net
Notes: We meet fortnightly at Guildford Institute.
Harlow Writers' Workshop
Contact: Anne Neuhaus
Website: harlowwritersworkshop.com
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.
Hertford Writers' Circle
Contact: Kate Miller
Website: hertfordwriterscircle.org
Jubilee Writers
Contact: Roger Kingman
Leigh and Atherton Writers
Contact: Pamela Buxton
E-mail: nopampen@gmail.com
Llanelli Writers' Circle
Contact: Carole Ann Smith
Address: 20 Rectory Close, Loughor, Swansea County
Postcode: SA4 6JU
Phone: 01792-891679
E-mail: cazleucarum@tesco.net
Notes: Formed in 1990. Meet on the last Wednesday of the month from 2.00-4.30 pm.
Moorside Writers
E-mail: liz.hickman@btinternet.com
Newport Writers' Circle
Contact: George Lavin
Northampton Writers Group
Contact: Nick Hamlyn
Address: 19 Kingswell Road, Kingsthorp, Northampton
Postcode: NN2 6QB
Phone: 01604 715163
E-mail: piedmusic@gmail.com
Website: northamptonwriters.org.uk
Off The Cuff
Contact: Peter Ruffell
Oldham Writing Cafe
Contact: Margaret Meehan
Website: oldhamwritingcafe.com
Peterborough Writers' Circle
Contact: Tim Wilson
Address: 17 Juniper Crescent, Longthorpe, Peterborough
Postcode: PE3 9QY
Phone: 01733-262165
E-mail: timwilson898@gmail.com
Website: peterboroughwriterscircle.wordpress.com
Phrase Writers
Contact: Sheila Macadams
Northumbrian Writers
Contact: Claire Lynn
Address: 28 Hallstile Bank, Hexham
Postcode: NE46 3PQ
Salford Women Writers' Group
Contact: Edyth Ward
Address: 72 Ambleside Road, Urmston, Manchester
Postcode: M41 6QP
Phone: 0161 748 5429
E-mail: edyth22@btinternet.com
Sunderland Senior Scribblers
Contact: Audrey Polkinghorn
E-mail: audrey.polkinghorn@mypostoffice.co.uk
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
E-mail: charles@cdonachy.wanadoo.co.uk
Notes: Other contacts: Lesley Boughton, Michele F. Mershon Fleck.
Tenterden Writers
Contact: Ken Baker
E-mail: k.baker84@btinternet.com
Website: tenterdenwriters.wix.com/write
Thames Valley Writers' Circle
Contact: Sally Johnson
Website: thamesvalleywriterscircle.org
The Fellowship of the Pen
Contact: Derek Keen
The Inn Scribers
Contact: Lesley James
Website: lesleymjames.talktalk.net
The Playhouse Writers
Contact: Linda Jenkinson
The Poised Pen
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.
The Writers Block
Contact: Judith Taylor
Address: Flat 191 Holcroft Court, Clipstone Street, London
Postcode: W1W 5DH
E-mail: writersblock2009@hotmail.co.uk
Truro Creative Writers' Group
Contact: Alan Murton
Address: 17 Carriage Paec, Goonhavern, Truro
Postcode: TR4 9QW
E-mail: alan.murton@btinternet.com
Website: trurocwg.wordpress.com
Twyford Writers
Contact: Liz Chadwick
E-mail: twyfordwriters@yahoo.co.uk
Tyldesley Creative Writers
Contact: Mary Berry
Phone: 0790 5729819
E-mail: ecdlmary@hotmail.com
Website: tyldesleycreativewriters.weebly.com
Uckfield & District Writers Club
Contact: Jane Shepherd
Vaughan Writers
Contact: Wendy Edmond
Address: West End Barn, 7A Church Road, Egleton, Oakham, Rutland
Postcode: LE15 8AD
Phone: 01572 759247
E-mail: wendyedmond@ymail.com
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
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.
Wombourne Writers
Contact: Emma Finlayson-Palmer
Phone: 01902 763418,07990 510 320
E-mail: ejpalmer22@btinternet.com
Website: wombournewriters.blogspot.co.uk
Notes: We are also on twitter @wombournewriter and we have a Facebook page.
Words In Edgeways
Contact: Gillian Forster
Address: 33 Hayes Road, Cadishead, Manchester
Postcode: M44 5BU
Phone: 0161-7754667
E-mail: wordsinedgeways@yahoo.co.uk
Wotton Writers' Group
Contact: Alan Shrimpton
E-mail: alan.shrimpton@btinternet.com
Website: wottonwriters.org.uk
Notes: We meet on the 1st Tuesday and 2nd Thursday of each month.
Wrekin Writers
E-mail: wrekinwriters@googlemail.com
Website: wrekinwriters.wordpress.com
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
E-mail: dave66jen@talktalk.net
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
Authorcraft
Contact: Chris Day
Weymouth & Portland U3A
Contact: Antonia Nevill
Address: 11A Budmouth Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset
Postcode: DT3 6JW
Phone: 01305-832232
E-mail: peterantonia.nevill@gmail.com
Verulam Writers' Circle
Contact: John Spencer
Website: verulamwriterscircle.org.uk
Burton Monday Writers
Contact: Gill Jangra
Website: burtonmondaywriters.co.uk
Vale Royal Writers' Group
Contact: Marian Smith
Address: 5 Six Acre Lane, Moore, Warrington, Cheshire
Postcode: WA4 6UJ
Phone: 01925-740606
E-mail: doiley@btinternet.com
Website: vrwg.co.uk
West Sussex Writers' Club
Contact: Ian Black
Website: westsussexwriters.co.uk
Holmfirth Writers' Group
Contact: Susan Clark
Address: 1 Wellhouses, Cartworth Bank, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Postcode: HD9 2SS
E-mail: susan.cartworth@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/pages/holmfirth-writers-group/304792142934109
York Writers
Contact: Sarah Dixon
Address: Upstairs Room, Brigantes, 114 Mickelgate, York
Postcode: YO1 6JX
E-mail: york.writers@yahoo.co.uk
Website: yorkwriters.webs.com
The Writers' Hub
Contact: Jo Roberts
Address: 102 Oldham Avenue, Coventry
Postcode: CV2 5EU
Phone: 07762 576 752
E-mail: jo.j.roberts@talk21.com
Bardstown Writers' Group
Contact: Graham Roberts
Phone: 01789 294449,07913 386991
E-mail: bardstownwriters@gmail.com
Website: bardstownwriters.btck.co.uk
Runaway Writers
Phone: 0779 165 4908
E-mail: runaway.writers@btinternet.com
Worcester Writers' Circle
Website: worcesterwriters.org.uk
Skelmersdale Writers' Group
Contact: Elizabeth Brown
Basingstoke Writers' Circle
Contact: Joan Sullivan
Phone: 01256 326453
E-mail: joanalma@yahoo.co.uk
Website: basingstokewriters.webs.com
Borderliners
Contact: Anne Abbinnett
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 Friday Writers' Circle
Contact: Sandy Parkinson
Address: 94 Manchester Road, Mossley, via Ashton-under-Lyne
Postcode: OL5 9AY
E-mail: sandyparkinson181@btinternet.com
Chiltern Writers
Contact: Jan Halstead
E-mail: jan.sydhalstead@gmail.com
Website: chilternwriters.org
Notes: Meet every 2nd Thursday at 8pm in Wendover Library room, Buckinghamshire.
Hexham Writers
Contact: Bernadette Walker
E-mail: walkerbernadette1@gmail.com
Northants Writers' Ink
Contact: Michael Richards
Address: 47 Queensway, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Postcode: NN8 3RE
E-mail: northantswritersink@outlook.com
Website: northantswritersink.net
Hinckley Scribblers
Contact: Carol Mogano
Address: Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire
Postcode: LE10 2JD
Phone: 01455-635-680
E-mail: carolmogano@gmail.com
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
E-mail: info@leedswritersandpoets.co.uk
Website: leedswritersandpoets.co.uk
Swansea and District Writers Circle
Contact: Gail Williams
Address: 3 Heol Ysgyfarnog, Birchgrove, Swansea
Postcode: SA7 9NH
Phone: 07971 703373
E-mail: secretary@swanseawriters.co.uk
Website: swanseawriters.co.uk
Somewhere Else Writers
Contact: Iris Lewis
Website: somewhere-else-writers.org
Brasserie Writers
Contact: Nina MacPherson
E-mail: ninamacphee@googlemail.com
Website: thewritetarget.com
Notes:

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
Website: leedswriterscircle.wordpress.com
Walsham Writers
Contact: Bob Bishop
Address: Seaford House, Lime Tree Road, North Walsham
Postcode: NR28 9DY
Phone: 01692 407875
E-mail: fossick121@aol.com
Ocean City Writers
Contact: Lesley Lees
Address: 20 Holyrood Place, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon
Postcode: PL1 2QB
Phone: 01752 516317,0770 801 802
E-mail: leesley@hotmail.co.uk
Website: facebook.com/oceancitywritersuk
Hawkhurst U3A
Contact: Ruth McChesney
Website: hawkhurstu3a.org.uk
Wannabe Writers
Phone: 07530 528 491
E-mail: ttibben@gmail.com
Notes: Location: Lowestoft.
The Woldingham Writers' Group
Contact: Sophie Guest
E-mail: woldinghamwriters@gmail.com
Website: woldinghamwritersgroup.wordpress.com
Cheltenham Writers' Circle
Contact: Phil Jones
Phone: 01242 656549
E-mail: phil.jones@pljjfj.plus.com
Website: cheltenhamwriterscircle.wordpress.com
Bridgend Writers' Circle
Contact: Alex Marshall
Address: 9 Plas Tymawr, Pen-y-fai, Bridgend
Postcode: CF31 4NH
Phone: 01656 667938
E-mail: alex@alexpenyfai.plus.com
Website: bridgendwriters.webplus.net
Castlecroft Writers
Contact: Emma Finlayson-Palmer
Phone: 01902 763418,07990 510 320
E-mail: ejpalmer22@btinternet.com
Website: castlecroftwriters.blogspot.co.uk
Write from the Heart
Contact: Mark P Henderson
Phone: 01457 867679
E-mail: mark@markphenderson.com
Website: writefromtheheart.uk.com
Clitheroe Writing Group
Contact: Katie Swingewood
Phone: 07838 433466
E-mail: khjswinge@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/cwritingg
Bookshop Writers
Contact: Jenny Bradley
E-mail: jennifer.bradley@hotmail.com
Hebden Writers
Contact: Janine Bullman
Phone: 0796 809 3030
E-mail: janinebullman@hotmail.co.uk
Writers in the Peak
Contact: Phil Bateman
Phone: 01629 540990
E-mail: bateman-p@sky.com
Website: writersinthepeak.wordpress.com
Writers@theB
Contact: Frances Blezard
E-mail: frankie.blezard@gmail.com
Five Writers
Contact: Rachel Hogg
Lowestoft Library Writers Group
Phone: 07432 678838,07432 678838
E-mail: lowestoftlibrarywritersgroup@gmail.com
Writing Buddies
Contact: Penny Legg
E-mail: penny@pennylegg.com
Website: pennyleggswritingbuddies.blogspot.co.uk
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
E-mail: fairytalerhymes@aol.com
Website: thepoetrybox.co.uk
SWit'CH
Contact: Bill Cameron
Website: switchwriters.btck.co.uk
Kirkby Stephen Writers' Group
Contact: Joyce Worsfold
Taunton Library Writing Group
Contact: Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg
Website: zoeainsworthgriggbooks.com
Derbyshire Scriptwriters
Contact: Richard Layton
E-mail: secretary@derbyshirescriptwriters.com
Website: derbyshirescriptwriters.com
Inspirations Writers' Group
Contact: Carol Salter
Phone: 01843 823785
E-mail: carolmsalter@gmail.com
Dulais River Writers
Contact: Alicia Gwynn
Address: 114 Pentre Road, Pontardulais, Swansea
Postcode: SA4 8DQ
Phone: 01792 883712
E-mail: alicia.gwynn@hotmail.com
Five Ashes Writers
Contact: Helen Stockton
Phone: 0778 453 8965
E-mail: stocktonwriting@gmail.com
Website: helenstockton.co.uk
Lancashire Authors' Association
Website: lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk
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