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 1st November at the usual time of 7.30 pm in the Biffa Room at St. Mark’s Church, Calder Rise, Bedford.
There is no specific theme, bring a piece of work of your own choosing. Please write something that will take around 5-10 mins to read out loud (max 1000 words) to the rest of the group. Visitors welcome!
Dec 6th A Christmas poem, with nibbles!
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.
Meeting Thursday 6th September
There was a good attendance at the un-themed September meeting and, as usual, a wide variety of work on offer for reading and discussion.
One member had brought her science fiction in book form, many congratulations were due on her persevering with such an enormous undertaking.
A vote was taken to select the new name for the group’s newsletter which is sent out promptly each month by the editor. By a large majority “Write On” won the vote. Many thanks to the person who suggested the winning title.
The theme of the next meeting is “What I did on my Holiday”. It is hoped that after the reading of the themed exercise, the war poems that will be accompanying art work from the Treasurer’s art group will be read before being sent on. Members who do not wish to take part in either exercise are welcome to bring their own work which, time permitting, can also be read.
Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and we look forward to another pleasant evening of the written word at our next gathering on the 4th October at the usual time and place.