About Us


typewriterWe’re a friendly group of writers based in and around Tunbridge Wells who meet once a fortnight to discuss writing, publishing, marketing, e-books and more, as well as to critique each other’s work and to provide support, inspiration and motivation. We also collaborate on group projects, ranging from writing and publishing our own e-books through to reading and performing at a range of local events and festivals.

We welcome all kinds of writing – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, short stories, flash fiction, plays… if it’s got words then we’re interested – and we’re keen to meet fellow writers from West Kent, East Sussex and further afield.

Dates of our meetings can be found on the events calendar in the right hand sidebar of this page, together with details of any other events our members might be involved or interested in. A typical meeting would include welcoming new members to the group, plus updates and announcements on current projects or individual achievements. Once a month we have a ‘reading night’ with readings from up to three members of their works in progress for comment and feedback. The rest of the evening offers time for networking and socialising as well as for exchanging ideas for new projects or group-interest activities. There are no “subs” and membership is as simple as showing up at St John’s Yard at the designated time and pitching in. Alternatively, those who would prefer to ease in gently can introduce themselves via our Facebook page or through the form found in the ‘Contact Us‘ area of this site. We can then prearrange for one of our existing members to keep an eye out for you and make some introductions.

So take a look around, meet some of us, read our blogย and generally make yourself at home.ย And if you’d like to be a part of a vibrant local writers group then please feel free to get involved!

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  8 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Here you go – not long before James Graham – writer of Labour of Love, Ink, Tory Boyz and even the book of Finding Neverland – visits Mr Books (and Tonbridge Old Fire Station).
    Click here for more details – http://www.mrbooks.co.uk/events
    Call me, email me or call in at the shop if you would rather not book online ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. I know I’ve been absent for a long time but I’m still thinking of you. I’ve been very busy at the theatre and – big news – I’ve taken over Mr Books bookshop in Tonbridge!
    We’re at 142 High Street (and http://www.mrbooks.co.uk) and you’re welcome anytime.
    We have some author events coming up so I hope you’ll all come along then too. I’ll try and get to another meetup (can’t do the 8th sadly) maybe the next one. But if it’s okay with you I’ll post details of events here.

    • Hi Phil… Good luck with the new business – hope it goes well for you. As far as author events go you’re probably better off posting them on the Facebook page as that will reach 200 members, whereas posting here will only really reach ‘visitors’ iyswim, and then only visitors who read the comments. Hope to see you at a meetup soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh!! I wish I could make it to your picnics. You look a happy bunch.

    • A temporary state brought on by a surfeit of food, wine and sunshine! We’re usually a right bunch of miseries… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. the web site is looking good – creating my own web site at the present moment and then i will submit myself to the rogues gallery lol

  5. The new website’s looking great ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Martin. Much more content to come yet, and still LOADS of members to go up in the rogue’s gallery when they finally get round to submitting their biogs and profile pics!

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