Since being a writer can be fairly anti-social and there can be significant benefit in sharing thoughts and problems with like-minded souls, we attend and support the following writing groups:
THE OLDSWINFORD WRITING GROUP
For the Stourbridge area, we meet every Wednesday 12-2pm at The Crabmill, 199 Hagley Road, Stourbridge. The group’s purpose is to encourage every member to write and hopefully progress to the point where they have something finished worth publishing. Members include a retired journalist who’s returning to a long abandoned Scots memoir, a 21 year old care worker writing a vampire novel, a thriller writer, and an 82 year old working on his short stories and novellas. Its already published authors include Lee Benson, Robert S.Field, Michel Henri, H.R. Beasley and Catherine Cowell. The group is pretty full but if there’s a demand from new joiners, we plan to set up a sister group meeting 2.15-4.15 pm at the same place. An anthology of the group’s writings will be published for Christmas 2017 called ‘Wednsdays At The Crabmill’.
OFF THE SHELF GROUP
For new authors and aspiring writers in the Birmingham and Black Country areas – it’s a small writers’ and poets’ circle calling itself Off The Shelf which published a Kindle collection of its selected short pieces in 2015 entitled ‘Walking The Edge’. Group meeting dates are posted here. Meetings are at The New Inn, 74 Vivian Road, Harborne, Birmingham from 8pm on Tuesday 6th June, 10th October and 7th November 2017.
NEW STREET AUTHORS
New Street Authors is a writers co-operative and support network for indie publishing and marketing our work. Currently published members David Wake, Andy Conway. AA Abbott, Fiona Joseph, Jaye Tomas, Tony Cooper, Martin Tracey and David Muir and focuses more on indie publishing and marketing issues. It meets every third Thursday in the month at The Brass House, Broad Street, Birmingham.
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DAVID J ROBERTSON
Apart from helping to market books produced by members, New Street Authors also handles major issues of interest such as selecting the best reading lectern for the travelling writer. Current choices are a commercial option from Tiger Music and the Trundler Mk.IV from David Wake.