Events Programme

Regular meetings take place on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 8.00pm. We usually finish at around 9.30, but sometimes it’s a little later.


May 10th – Lesley Ellis

Lesley will be running a workshop on editing. She has previously worked as a  journalist, editor and travel and food writer for Mitchell Beazley Books, Readers Digest Books, A A Publishing, Shepheard-Walwyn Publishing, the English Tourist Board, the British Tourist Authority, Out of Town Magazine, the Guardian, the Evening Standard and the Mail on Sunday. She also teaches creative writing and non-fiction writing skills for GCSE and A level qualifications.


June 14th – Clare Swatman

Clare is published with Macmillan and her second novel is due for release soon. She is also an experienced magazine journalist. You can visit her website by clicking here:

We are currently awaiting confirmation of the topic Clare will be discussing.


July 12th – Rebecca Hubbard

Rebecca Hubbard is an experienced creative writing tutor and a published poet. You can visit her website by clicking here:

We are currently awaiting confirmation of the topic Rebecca will be discussing.


August 9th – Manuscript Evening

These meetings are where members can read out something they’ve written and, if they wish, receive constructive criticism from the rest of the group. We usually limit the reading time to a maximum of 5 minutes.


September 13th – Alison Bruce in conversation with Dave Sivers

Alison Bruce is the author of eight crime novels and two non-fiction titles. Her first novel, Cambridge Blue (2008), was described by Publishers Weekly as an ‘assured debut’ and introduced both detective, DC Gary Goodhew, and her trademark Cambridge setting. She went on to complete the DC Goodhew series with a further six novels before writing the psychological thriller I Did It for Us. She will be interviewed by CW member and fellow crime writer Dave Sivers, author of the Archer and Baines series. Alison’s website is at