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 (except in December when from 12-1.30 we’ll be at the Old Bank pub on the corner of Coventry Street and High Street in Stourbridge town) . 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 over 80 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.
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, 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 around Table number 5 at The Brass House, Broad Street, Birmingham.