What we're about

Writer? Interested in meeting to other writers to get thoughts, advice and encouragement? Then you'll want to come and join us.

We've been running this fortnightly writing group since 2010, giving feedback, support and a safe space for discussion ever since. We're part of the All Good Bookshop co-operative

We run two groups on alternating Wednesdays - one online and one in-person at the All Good Bookshop. The online one is free at 8pm. The in-person one is at 7pm and has a £5 entry fee, which goes towards venue hire and snacks/drinks.

The groups usually run for two hours. People can read out their recent work, receive feedback, and also act as part of a support group offering answers to writing questions. We're constructive, considered and do our best to be straightforward.

Upcoming events (4+)

All Good Bookshop Writing Group (online)

Needs a location

While we're all stuck in, we're keeping the writing group going online. Join in - newcomers welcome. We'll check in, see what people have been doing and chat some writing, feedback, discussion, etc.

Use this link to download the zoom app, log in and join us, either with just voice or adding camera too. If you can make it, it'd be lovely to see you.

https://zoom.us/j/84146808629
Password:[masked]

We're the All Good Bookshop writing group - we've been around for 10 years now. We offer writing feedback and discussion, whatever your level. Never been before? That's fine. Can only come once in a while? That's fine. Want to come regularly? That's fine.

While we're predominantly narrative-based, any type of writing is welcome. Fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, novels, short-stories... bring it along and see if it fits.

HOW IT WORKS

First, we do introductions, which cover:

1 - Who you are
2 - What kind of thing you write
3 - What you're working on
4 - What you've done in the last two weeks.

Then we find out who has stuff to read out (1,000 - 2,000 words), and who has questions/discussion points. If you'd prefer to do written hand-outs, you can as well.

We then run through as many people as we can fit in, so they can read out or run through a discussion point.

The group is run by Chris Brosnahan, an experienced writer and a long-running facilitator of writing groups.

HOUSE RULES

1 - No egos. Everyone's stuff is up for criticism/feedback.
2 - Be constructive. We're not a review group - we're trying to help each other improve.
3. No pressure. You can turn up and just observe if you want - you're not under pressure to read out or feed back.
4 - This is a safe space. You don't know the backgrounds of everyone in the room. If you're going to read something that might be problematic or emotionally difficult, talk about it first - and if you're unsure, ask. If listening, you can leave the room at any time. This means it's a safe space to discuss topics/writing that might be difficult or problematic, while also not making people feel pressured to listen to things they find uncomfortable.
5 - Banned question: "Is this based on your own life?" - it doesn't add anything and can make discussion awkward. Please don't ask it.
6 - Let other people talk. You'll get your chance to feedback or ask questions, but it can be all too easy to talk over people. You also don't need to respond to every piece of feedback.
7 - Keep it respectful. Keep it friendly.

Any problems? Get in touch and ask.

Writing Group (LIVE at the All Good Bookshop)

Needs a location

£5.00

We're the All Good Bookshop writing group - we've been around for 10 years now. We offer writing feedback and discussion, whatever your level. Never been before? That's fine. Can only come once in a while? That's fine. Want to come regularly? That's fine.

While we're predominantly narrative-based, any type of writing is welcome. Fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, novels, short-stories... bring it along and see if it fits.

The cost is £5 to join us. Half of this goes to the bookshop and the other half goes towards snacks/drinks for everyone. Pay when you get there. (If you're having any financial problems, feel free to have a discreet chat with Chris about it).

HOW IT WORKS

First, we do introductions, which cover:

1 - Who you are
2 - What kind of thing you write
3 - What you're working on
4 - What you've done in the last two weeks.

Then we find out who has stuff to read out (1,000 - 2,000 words), and who has questions/discussion points. If you'd prefer to do written hand-outs, you can as well.

We then run through as many people as we can fit in, so they can read out or run through a discussion point.

The group is run by Chris Brosnahan, an experienced writer and a long-running facilitator of writing groups.

HOUSE RULES

1 - No egos. Everyone's stuff is up for criticism/feedback.
2 - Be constructive. We're not a review group - we're trying to help each other improve.
3. No pressure. You can turn up and just observe if you want - you're not under pressure to read out or feed back.
4 - This is a safe space. You don't know the backgrounds of everyone in the room. If you're going to read something that might be problematic or emotionally difficult, talk about it first - and if you're unsure, ask. If listening, you can leave the room at any time. This means it's a safe space to discuss topics/writing that might be difficult or problematic, while also not making people feel pressured to listen to things they find uncomfortable.
5 - Banned question: "Is this based on your own life?" - it doesn't add anything and can make discussion awkward. Please don't ask it.
6 - Let other people talk. You'll get your chance to feedback or ask questions, but it can be all too easy to talk over people. You also don't need to respond to every piece of feedback.
7 - Keep it respectful. Keep it friendly.

Any problems? Get in touch and ask.

All Good Bookshop Writing Group (online)

Needs a location

While we're all stuck in, we're keeping the writing group going online. Join in - newcomers welcome. We'll check in, see what people have been doing and chat some writing, feedback, discussion, etc.

Use this link to download the zoom app, log in and join us, either with just voice or adding camera too. If you can make it, it'd be lovely to see you.

https://zoom.us/j/84146808629
Password:[masked]

We're the All Good Bookshop writing group - we've been around for 10 years now. We offer writing feedback and discussion, whatever your level. Never been before? That's fine. Can only come once in a while? That's fine. Want to come regularly? That's fine.

While we're predominantly narrative-based, any type of writing is welcome. Fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, novels, short-stories... bring it along and see if it fits.

HOW IT WORKS

First, we do introductions, which cover:

1 - Who you are
2 - What kind of thing you write
3 - What you're working on
4 - What you've done in the last two weeks.

Then we find out who has stuff to read out (1,000 - 2,000 words), and who has questions/discussion points. If you'd prefer to do written hand-outs, you can as well.

We then run through as many people as we can fit in, so they can read out or run through a discussion point.

The group is run by Chris Brosnahan, an experienced writer and a long-running facilitator of writing groups.

HOUSE RULES

1 - No egos. Everyone's stuff is up for criticism/feedback.
2 - Be constructive. We're not a review group - we're trying to help each other improve.
3. No pressure. You can turn up and just observe if you want - you're not under pressure to read out or feed back.
4 - This is a safe space. You don't know the backgrounds of everyone in the room. If you're going to read something that might be problematic or emotionally difficult, talk about it first - and if you're unsure, ask. If listening, you can leave the room at any time. This means it's a safe space to discuss topics/writing that might be difficult or problematic, while also not making people feel pressured to listen to things they find uncomfortable.
5 - Banned question: "Is this based on your own life?" - it doesn't add anything and can make discussion awkward. Please don't ask it.
6 - Let other people talk. You'll get your chance to feedback or ask questions, but it can be all too easy to talk over people. You also don't need to respond to every piece of feedback.
7 - Keep it respectful. Keep it friendly.

Any problems? Get in touch and ask.

Writing Group (LIVE at the All Good Bookshop)

Needs a location

£5.00

We're the All Good Bookshop writing group - we've been around for 10 years now. We offer writing feedback and discussion, whatever your level. Never been before? That's fine. Can only come once in a while? That's fine. Want to come regularly? That's fine.

While we're predominantly narrative-based, any type of writing is welcome. Fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, novels, short-stories... bring it along and see if it fits.

The cost is £5 to join us. Half of this goes to the bookshop and the other half goes towards snacks/drinks for everyone. Pay when you get there. (If you're having any financial problems, feel free to have a discreet chat with Chris about it).

HOW IT WORKS

First, we do introductions, which cover:

1 - Who you are
2 - What kind of thing you write
3 - What you're working on
4 - What you've done in the last two weeks.

Then we find out who has stuff to read out (1,000 - 2,000 words), and who has questions/discussion points. If you'd prefer to do written hand-outs, you can as well.

We then run through as many people as we can fit in, so they can read out or run through a discussion point.

The group is run by Chris Brosnahan, an experienced writer and a long-running facilitator of writing groups.

HOUSE RULES

1 - No egos. Everyone's stuff is up for criticism/feedback.
2 - Be constructive. We're not a review group - we're trying to help each other improve.
3. No pressure. You can turn up and just observe if you want - you're not under pressure to read out or feed back.
4 - This is a safe space. You don't know the backgrounds of everyone in the room. If you're going to read something that might be problematic or emotionally difficult, talk about it first - and if you're unsure, ask. If listening, you can leave the room at any time. This means it's a safe space to discuss topics/writing that might be difficult or problematic, while also not making people feel pressured to listen to things they find uncomfortable.
5 - Banned question: "Is this based on your own life?" - it doesn't add anything and can make discussion awkward. Please don't ask it.
6 - Let other people talk. You'll get your chance to feedback or ask questions, but it can be all too easy to talk over people. You also don't need to respond to every piece of feedback.
7 - Keep it respectful. Keep it friendly.

Any problems? Get in touch and ask.

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