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Geographical Summary

Nation Country Region Areas Groups
Totals: 2 6 13 142 82
UK England East Anglia 3 2
London 20 4
Midlands 15 16
North 20 14
North West 13 20
South East 17 19
South West 11 4
Scotland Central Scotland 12
Highlands & Islands 4
Wales Wales 6 3
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 1
Channel Islands Channel Islands 2
Canada Canada Canada 18
Region Area Groups
Totals: 8 46 82
Wales CF Cardiff 1
SA Swansea 2
East Anglia NR Norwich 2
London CR Croydon 2
UB Southall 1
W London, West 1
Midlands CV Coventry 2
GL Gloucester 2
HR Hereford 1
LE Leicester 3
MK Milton Keynes 1
NN Northampton 1
PE Peterborough 2
TF Telford 1
WR Worcester 1
WS Walsall 1
WV Wolverhampton 1
North CA Carlisle 2
DE Derby 4
HD Huddersfield 1
LS Leeds 1
NE Newcastle-upon-Tyne 4
SR Sunderland 1
YO York 1
North West BB Blackburn 1
CH Chester 1
L Liverpool 3
M Manchester 6
OL Oldham 2
SK Stockport 4
WA Warrington 1
WN Wigan 2
South East AL St Albans 1
BN Brighton 2
CM Chelmsford 2
CT Canterbury 1
GU Guildford 4
PO Portsmouth 1
RG Reading 2
SG Stevenage 1
SO Southampton 1
TN Tonbridge 4
South West BS Bristol 1
EX Exeter 1
TA Taunton 1
TR Truro 1
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All Writing Groups (82)

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Group Name Area Region
A Thursday Group M North West
Ashton in Makerfield Writers and Literary Club WN North West
Bold Writers WS Midlands
Carlisle Writers' Group CA North
Dialstone Writers SK North West
Gamlingay & District Writers' Group PE Midlands
Guildford Writers GU South East
Harlow Writers' Workshop CM South East
Hastings Writers' Group TN South East
Hertford Writers' Circle SG South East
Jubilee Writers SO South East
Leigh and Atherton Writers M North West
Llanelli Writers' Circle SA Wales
Moorside Writers DE North
Newport Writers' Circle TF Midlands
Peterborough Writers' Circle PE Midlands
Phrase Writers UB London
Northumbrian Writers NE North
Salford Women Writers' Group SK North West
Sunderland Senior Scribblers SR North
Shiremoor Scribblers NE North
Thames Valley Writers' Circle RG South East
The Fellowship of the Pen GU South East
The Inn Scribers CM South East
The Poised Pen/The Pool Smiths L North West
The Writers Block W London
Truro Creative Writers' Group TR South West
Twyford Writers EX South West
Tyldesley Creative Writers M North West
Uckfield & District Writers' Club TN South East
Vaughan Writers LE Midlands
Woking Writers' Circle GU South East
Wombourne Writers WV Midlands
Words in Edgeways M North West
Wotton Writers' Group GL Midlands
Wrekin Writers NN Midlands
Writers in Somerset TA South West
Writers Reign SK North West
Authorcraft CR London
Verulam Writers' Circle AL South East
Burton Monday Writers DE North
Vale Royal Writers' Group WA North West
West Sussex Writers' Club BN South East
Holmfirth Writers' Group HD North
York Writers YO North
The Writers' Hub CV Midlands
Bardstown Writers' Group CV Midlands
Runaway Writers DE North
Worcester Writers' Circle WR Midlands
Skelmersdale Writers' Group WN North West
Borderliners CH North West
Formby Writers L North West
The Friday Writers' Circle OL North West
Chiltern Writers MK Midlands
Hexham Writers NE North
Hinckley Scribblers LE Midlands
Swansea and District Writers Circle SA Wales
Somewhere Else Writers GL Midlands
Leeds Writers' Circle LS North
Hawkhurst U3A TN South East
Wannabe Writers NR East Anglia
The Woldingham Writers' Group CR London
Bridgend Writers' Circle CF Wales
Write from the Heart SK North West
Clitheroe Writing Group BB North West
Bookshop Writers BS South West
Writers@theB NE North
Lowestoft Library Writers' Group NR East Anglia
Tenterden Writers TN South East
SWit'CH M North West
Kirkby Stephen Writers' Group CA North
Derbyshire Scriptwriters DE North
Inspirations Writers' Group CT South East
Lancashire Authors' Association OL North West
Hay & District Writers' Circle HR Midlands
The Pool Smiths L North West
Sale Scribblers M North West
Reading Writers RG South East
Ibiza Quills PO South East
Kibworth Writer's Group LE Midlands
Bordon Writers GU South East
The East Chindis BN South East
A Thursday Group
Contact: Elizabeth Parish
Ashton in Makerfield Writers and Literary Club
Contact: Francis Parkinson
Address: 10 Orton Way, Ashton, Lancs
Postcode: WN4 9NQ
Phone: 01942-723350
E-mail: francesparkinson@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: jaiwebs.co.uk/davidmak/acf/a_litclub.htm
Notes: Meetings: Alternate Tuesdays at 8.00 pm, The Jubilee Club, Wigan Road.
Bold Writers
Contact: Yvonne Higgins
E-mail: boldwriters@hotmail.co.uk
Website: boldwriters.wixsite.com/bold-writers
Carlisle Writers' Group
Contact: Neil Robinson
Website: carlislewriters.blogspot.co.uk
Dialstone Writers
Contact: Cliff Hope
E-mail: cliffjim7@aol.com
Gamlingay & District Writers' Group
Contact: Tracey Dawson
E-mail: gamlingaywriters@gmail.com
Website: gamlingaywriters.weebly.com
Guildford Writers
Contact: Jennifer Margrave
Phone: 01483-562722
E-mail: margravejen@gmail.com
Website: guildfordwriters.net
Notes: We meet fortnightly at Guildford Institute.
Harlow Writers' Workshop
Website: harlowwritersworkshop.com
Hastings Writers' Group
Contact: Amanda Giles
Address: 8 Sovereign Close, Hastings, East Sussex
Postcode: TN34 2UB
Phone: 01424 442707,0774 864 8487
E-mail: membership.hwg@gmail.com
Website: hastingswriters.co.uk
Notes: Amanda Giles can also be contacted via aloeamanda@sky.com.
Hertford Writers' Circle
Contact: Kate Miller
Website: hertfordwriterscircle.org
Jubilee Writers
Phone: 0777 612 6295
E-mail: jubileewriters@live.co.uk
Leigh and Atherton Writers
Contact: Pamela Buxton
E-mail: nopampen@gmail.com
Llanelli Writers' Circle
Contact: Carole Ann Smith
Address: 20 Rectory Close, Loughor, Swansea County
Postcode: SA4 6JU
Phone: 01792 891679
E-mail: cazleucarum@tesco.net
Notes: Formed in 1990. Meet on the last Wednesday of the month from 2.00-4.30 pm.
Moorside Writers
E-mail: liz.hickman@btinternet.com
Newport Writers' Circle
Contact: George Lavin
Peterborough Writers' Circle
Contact: Tim Wilson
Address: 17 Juniper Crescent, Longthorpe, Peterborough
Postcode: PE3 9QY
Phone: 01733-262165
E-mail: timwilson898@gmail.com
Website: peterboroughwriterscircle.wordpress.com
Phrase Writers
Contact: Sheila Macadams
Address: 69 Colham Avenue, West Drayton, Middlesex
Postcode: UB7 8EU
Phone: 01895 475924
Northumbrian Writers
Contact: Claire Lynn
Address: 28 Hallstile Bank, Hexham
Postcode: NE46 3PQ
Salford Women Writers' Group
Contact: Edyth Ward
Address: 6 Millers Court, Hope Street West, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Postcode: SK10 1BR
Phone: 01625 611 723
E-mail: edyth22@btinternet.com
Sunderland Senior Scribblers
Contact: Audrey Polkinghorn
E-mail: audrey.polkinghorn@mypostoffice.co.uk
Notes: A message for me can be left at the City Library, Sunderland.
Shiremoor Scribblers
Notes: Other contacts: Lesley Boughton, Michele F. Mershon Fleck.
Thames Valley Writers' Circle
Contact: Sally Johnson
E-mail: sally.johnson20@ntlworld.com
Website: thamesvalleywriterscircle.org
Notes: Also display email for 0325
The Fellowship of the Pen
Contact: Derek Keen
Address: 21 Grasmere Road, Farnham, Surrey
Postcode: GU9 0RU
E-mail: derek.keen@ntlworld.com
The Inn Scribers
Contact: Lesley James
The Poised Pen/The Pool Smiths
Contact: Vanessa Lester
Address: 65 Woodlands Road, Aigburth, Liverpool
Postcode: L17 0AL
Phone: 0779 962 0439,0779 962 0439
E-mail: vanessallester@gmail.com
Website: thepoisedpen.co.uk
Notes: Meet every other Wednesday 7-9 pm, Liverpool City Centre.
The Writers Block
Contact: Judith Taylor
Address: Flat 191 Holcroft Court, Clipstone Street, London
Postcode: W1W 5DH
E-mail: writersblock2009@hotmail.co.uk
Truro Creative Writers' Group
Contact: Alan Murton
Address: 17 Carriage Paec, Goonhavern, Truro
Postcode: TR4 9QW
E-mail: alan.murton@btinternet.com
Website: trurocwg.wordpress.com
Twyford Writers
Contact: Liz Chadwick
E-mail: twyfordwriters@yahoo.co.uk
Tyldesley Creative Writers
Contact: Mary Berry
Phone: 0790 5729819
E-mail: ecdlmary@hotmail.com
Website: tyldesleycreativewriters.weebly.com
Uckfield & District Writers' Club
Contact: Jane Shepherd
Vaughan Writers
Contact: Wendy Edmond
Address: Rose Cottage, Blaston Road, Slawston, Leicestershire
Postcode: LE16 7UD
Phone: 01858 555420
E-mail: wendyedmond@ymail.com
Notes: We meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month at The Belmont Hotel, New Walk/De Montfort Street, Leicester, from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. If anyone is interested in coming along to one of our meetings with a view to joining us, please contact Wendy Edmond.
Woking Writers' Circle
Contact: Dermot Hoare
Address: Lanreath, 1 Delta Road, Chobham, Surrey
Postcode: GU24 8PY
Phone: 01276-858284
E-mail: dermot.hoare@btinternet.com
Website: wokingwriters.wordpress.com
Notes: Meetings at the Strollers Drop-in Centre, Goldsworth Park on the third Thursday of the month from 7.30 to 10.30.
Wombourne Writers
Contact: Emma Finlayson-Palmer
Phone: 01902 763418,07990 510 320
E-mail: ejpalmer22@btinternet.com
Website: wombournewriters.blogspot.co.uk
Notes: We are also on twitter @wombournewriter and we have a Facebook page.
Words in Edgeways
Contact: Kathy Mc Naughton
E-mail: wordsinedgeways@yahoo.co.uk
Wotton Writers' Group
Contact: Alan Shrimpton
E-mail: alan.shrimpton@btinternet.com
Website: wottonwriters.org.uk
Notes: We meet on the 1st Tuesday and 2nd Thursday of each month.
Wrekin Writers
E-mail: wrekinwriters@gmail.com
Website: wrekinwriters.co.uk
Notes: We are a large group of writers from all over Shropshire, with a diverse range of writing interests. We meet on the third Saturday of the month from 10am until 12 noon, at the Wrekin Housing Trust offices, just on the outskirts of Telford Town Centre.
Writers in Somerset
Contact: Dave Lake
E-mail: dave66jen@talktalk.net
Writers Reign
Contact: Andrew Connolly
Address: 32 Beechwood Avenue, Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire
Postcode: SK6 4DL
Phone: 0161 430 8063,0779 000 0831
E-mail: andrewconnolly@talktalk.net
Contact: Chris Day
Verulam Writers' Circle
Contact: John Spencer
Website: verulamwriterscircle.org.uk
Burton Monday Writers
Contact: Gill Jangra
Website: burtonmondaywriters.co.uk
Vale Royal Writers' Group
Contact: Marian Smith
Address: 5 Six Acre Lane, Moore, Warrington, Cheshire
Postcode: WA4 6UJ
E-mail: doiley@btinternet.com
Website: vrwg.co.uk
West Sussex Writers' Club
Contact: Ian Black
Website: westsussexwriters.co.uk
Holmfirth Writers' Group
Contact: Susan Clark
Address: 1 Wellhouses, Cartworth Bank, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Postcode: HD9 2SS
E-mail: susan.cartworth@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/pages/holmfirth-writers-group/304792142934109
York Writers
E-mail: york.writers@yahoo.co.uk
Website: yorkwriters.webs.com
Notes: Please contact for venue details
The Writers' Hub
Contact: Jo Roberts
Address: 102 Oldham Avenue, Coventry
Postcode: CV2 5EU
Phone: 07762 576 752
E-mail: jo.j.roberts@talk21.com
Bardstown Writers' Group
Contact: Graham Roberts
Phone: 01789 294449,07913 386991
E-mail: bardstownwriters@gmail.com
Website: bardstownwriters.btck.co.uk
Runaway Writers
Phone: 0779 165 4908
E-mail: runaway.writers@btinternet.com
Worcester Writers' Circle
Website: worcesterwriters.org.uk
Skelmersdale Writers' Group
Contact: Elizabeth Brown
Contact: Anne Abbinnett
Formby Writers
Contact: Elisabeth Douglas
Address: 23 Burlington Avenue, Formby, Liverpool
Postcode: L37 8DY
Phone: 01704 871702,0742 513 2191
E-mail: ebfdoug@gmail.com
The Friday Writers' Circle
Contact: Sandy Parkinson
Address: 94 Manchester Rd, Mossley
Postcode: OL5 9AY
E-mail: sandyparkinson181@btinternet.com
Chiltern Writers
Contact: Jan Halstead
E-mail: jan.sydhalstead@gmail.com
Website: chilternwriters.org
Notes: Meet every 2nd Thursday at 8pm in Wendover Library room, Buckinghamshire.
Hexham Writers
Contact: Bernadette Walker
E-mail: walkerbernadette1@gmail.com
Notes: Alternative contact: Nick Brigham nickbrigham@talktalk.net
Hinckley Scribblers
Contact: Carol Mogano
Address: Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire
Postcode: LE10 2JD
Phone: 01455-635-680
E-mail: carolmogano@gmail.com
Notes: Group meets every Friday 10.30-12.30 at Hinckley Library.
Swansea and District Writers Circle
E-mail: secretary@swanseawriters.co.uk
Website: swanseawriters.co.uk
Somewhere Else Writers
Contact: Iris Lewis
Website: somewhere-else-writers.org
Leeds Writers' Circle
Contact: Gill Osborne
Website: leedswriterscircle.wordpress.com
Hawkhurst U3A
Contact: Ruth McChesney
Website: hawkhurstu3a.org.uk
Wannabe Writers
Phone: 07530 528 491
E-mail: ttibben@gmail.com
Notes: Location: Lowestoft.
The Woldingham Writers' Group
Contact: Sophie Guest
E-mail: woldinghamwriters@gmail.com
Website: woldinghamwritersgroup.wordpress.com
Bridgend Writers' Circle
Contact: Alex Marshall
Address: 9 Plas Ty Mawr, Penyfai, Bridgend
Postcode: CF31 4NH
Phone: 01656 667938
E-mail: alex@alexpenyfai.plus.com
Website: bridgendwriters.webplus.net
Write from the Heart
Contact: Mark P Henderson
Phone: 01457 867679,0739 716 4551
E-mail: mark@markphenderson.com
Website: writefromtheheart.uk.com
Clitheroe Writing Group
Contact: Katie Swingewood
Phone: 07838 433466
E-mail: khjswinge@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/cwritingg
Bookshop Writers
Contact: Jenny Bradley
E-mail: jennifer.bradley@hotmail.com
Contact: Frances Blezard
E-mail: frankie.blezard@gmail.com
Lowestoft Library Writers' Group
Phone: 07432 678838,07432 678838
E-mail: lowestoftlibrarywritersgroup@gmail.com
Tenterden Writers
Contact: Pat Mash
Address: Sweet Freedom, 81 Udimore Road, Rye, East Sussex
Postcode: TN31 7EA
Phone: 01797 222237
E-mail: patriciamash@hotmail.com
Website: tenterdenwriters.wix.com/write
Contact: Bill Cameron
Website: switchwriters.btck.co.uk
Kirkby Stephen Writers' Group
Contact: Joyce Worsfold
Phone: 017683 42863
E-mail: joyce.worsfold22@gmail.com
Derbyshire Scriptwriters
Contact: Richard Layton
E-mail: secretary@derbyshirescriptwriters.com
Website: derbyshirescriptwriters.com
Inspirations Writers' Group
Contact: Carol Salter
Phone: 01843 823785
E-mail: carolmsalter@gmail.com
Lancashire Authors' Association
Website: lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk
Hay & District Writers' Circle
Contact: Jean O'Donoghue
Address: 24 The Meadows, Hay on Wye
Postcode: HR3 5LF
Phone: 01497 822831
The Pool Smiths
Contact: John Pilkington
Sale Scribblers
No information disclosed.
Reading Writers
Contact: Rob Wickings
E-mail: info@readingwriters.co.uk
Website: readingwriters.co.uk
Ibiza Quills
Website: ibizaquills.com
Kibworth Writer's Group
Phone: 0777 078 7497
E-mail: maverickxlt@gmail.com
Bordon Writers
Contact: Jilly Funnell
Website: sugaronthebee.wordpress.com
The East Chindis
Contact: Jon Moorthorpe
Address: 11 Chestnut Avenue, Dernland Park, Hailsham
Postcode: BN27 3RR
Phone: 01825 872 070
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