We meet at 7:30pm on
the first Thursday of
each month at
The Biffa Room,
St. Mark’s Church,
(off Avon Drive),
Bedford, MK41 7UY
Visitors (18 and older) and prospective members are VERY welcome, whether experienced writers, beginners, or just curious. Simply turn up on the night or contact us by clicking on the 'Get in Touch' icon for an interesting, enjoyable, and possibly instructive evening.
Who Are We?
We are a group of Bedfordshire writers, with diverse skills and abilities. We are brought together by an interest in writing, and the hope of improving our writing with each others’ help.
We run friendly and informal meetings and appreciate the opportunity to read our work for comment and criticism by other members and to share ideas for inspiration from some pretty
skilful writers. We regularly write a 'Round Robin' story where each member of the group writes a chapter. These are available to read on the Round Robin Stories page.
We encourage reading. This helps us to hear how our work sounds, which in turn is a great tool for editing. Generally speaking we limit each other to about 10 minutes reading time each so that we have time for constructive critiscm and feedback, and we all get a chance to read.
Visitors pay £3.00 per meeting.
Membership costs just £6 per year.
Members pay £2.00 per meeting to cover hire costs, etc.
We also enjoy social occasions such as a Christmas dinner, occasional outings, barbeques and other group events when possible.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 5th July at the usual time of 7.30 in the Biffa Room at St. Mark’s Church, Calder Rise, Bedford.
The topic of is to write a piece of your own choosing which can be a short story, a poem, extract from a novel, etc. Please choose a piece that will take approx 5-10 mins to read out loud to the rest of the group. Visitors welcome!
Some of us are working on novels or long projects and so enjoy the distraction of writing to order for the night, and for those working on shorter writing projects, concentrating on a given title releases the creative imagination. We aim to mentor, motivate, encourage, have fun, and we look forward to seeing you.
7th June Meeting
The June meeting started promptly with the new Chairman in place.
It was good to see that so many members had turned out and particularly some who had not been able to attend for a while.
One of our newer members with experience of self-publishing had been asked to give a short talk on the process she used on-line with particular emphasis on “Formatting Fiction for Publication”. We heard about downloading preformatted templates and how to use them. We were, in addition, provided with a very helpful comprehensive handout. An interesting talk for which the members showed their appreciation.
After a short coffee break the business of listening to member’s contributions on the topic of article writing got underway. We heard a diverse selection including one piece that had been published in a motorhome magazine. Several of the articles were about the effects of political correctness was having on society when everyone slavishly follows all edicts to conform to whatever new correctness pops up. The writing as usual provoked interesting discussion within the group.
The meeting closed with all who wanted to read having been given the time to do so and the hope that we will see as many of you as possible at the next meeting which will be held on Thursday 5th July at the usual time of 7.30 in the Biffa Room at St. Mark’s Church, Calder Rise, Bedford.
The topic of our next meeting is to write a piece of your own choosing which can be a short story, a poem, extract from a novel, etc. Please choose a piece that will take approx 5-10 mins to read out loud to the rest of the group.