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 £2.50 per meeting.
Membership costs just £6 per year.
Members pay £1.50 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 is on Thursday 1st February. Our next writing exercise will result in some of our writing being displayed in an exhibition alongside paintings from the Houghton Conquest Art Society. The pictures in the exercise (Boat, Cafe, Beach, Alpine) can be seen under the tab "What we do", write a maximum of 200 words relating to one of the pictures. As always, if you do not wish to participate in this exercise, feel free to bring your own work to read out, visitors are 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.