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 2nd May at the usual time of 7.30 pm in the Biffa Room at St. Mark’s Church, Calder Rise, Bedford.
This week is the group's AGM. Following conclusion of club business, there will be a short write-on-the-night writing exercise. Visitors welcome!
June: no set theme
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 April 2019
We were pleased to welcome a visitor who read a most intriguing excerpt from a work in progress.
A move to a different room this month was required as our usual venue was needed for another group. It was not the most convenient room for our purpose. However, we managed to accommodate the eleven attending members. We agreed that we hoped this change would be a one-off as we have become rather attached to the Biffa room.
As there was no theme for the April meeting, we heard writers’ individual works. These ranged from a children’s story through adult stories, excerpts from science fiction novels to a mystery piece inspired by a dream. All very different and thought provoking. A large number of these pieces are to be reviewed in the Newsletter. The editor requested that reviews be forwarded to her within two weeks.
The next meeting at St Mark’s which will be held on May 2nd will be the AGM at which we will elect Committee members. This should not take too long and in the time remaining there will be a short writing exercise, details of which will be provided on the night.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and to welcoming visitors and prospective new members. The meeting will start at the usual time, 7.30 pm.