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.


July 12th – Rebecca Hubbard: Conjuring up places and spaces: an introduction and workshop exploring ways to write powerful settings

Rebecca is an experienced writing tutor and a published poet, teaching regular creative writing classes for Buckinghamshire Adult Education. She runs inspirational day workshops, residential writing courses and offers one-to-one sessions to writers. Her work also spans homeless projects and life writing with carers.

You can visit her website by clicking here:


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


October 11th – 30th Anniversary Anthology Launch Event

The evening will mark the official launch of our anthology e-book, celebrating Chiltern Writers’ 30th birthday.


November 8th – to be confirmed

Plans are afoot with regard to the November meeting, with details to follow when confirmed.


December 13th – Christmas Social

Our annual Christmas bash, possibly featuring another of Jan’s fiendish quizzes.