9th August, Summer Party
13th September, City of Literature
8th November, Manuscript of the Year
13th December, Christmas Party and Awards Night

Every fourth Wednesday except August and December are Read and Write Nights.

Speaker Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 7.00 to 9.00 pm at The Mechanics. This is when published writers talk about their work as well as giving useful information, etc., to help you with yours. Visitor fee is £5.00 and if you’d like details by e mail, please use our Contact Form. Full details will also be posted on our Facebook page. Please check on the day or just before as last minute changes are sometimes unavoidable, especially during the winter when we may have bad weather.

Read and Write Nights are on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except for August and December) from 6.30 to 9.30 pm at The Mechanics (visitor fee £5.00). Members and visitors have the opportunity to read out their work for constructive comments as well as take part in a writing challenge. We know that writing can be a lonely business so this is a great opportunity to meet with other writers and talk over plots, characters, dialogue, etc, and work your way towards better results. For more information, please use our Contact Form.

Party Nights. We have two of these each year, the August social and the December Awards Night. These are held on the second Wednesday of those months from 7.00 to 9.00 pm at The Mechanics. Social occasions like these give local writers the opportunity to get to know each other. Visitors are welcome, fee £5.00.

Verse of the Year and Manuscript of the Year. These are two competitions meetings held annually to compete for trophies. Only full members can enter but everyone can vote for their favourite. Verse of the Year is on the second Wednesday in April and Manuscript of the Year the second Wednesday in November. They’re at the usual time of 7.00 to 9.00 pm at The Mechanics. Visitor fee £5.00.

Saturday Meetings. We’re planning to hold some meetings on a Saturday afternoon. If this day and time would be good for you, please let us know using the Contact Form.