What we're about

Sutton Writers is a supportive writing community. Whether you are a budding Shakespeare or Stephen King or want to follow in the footsteps of Agatha Christie or Julia Donaldson – whatever your aspirations, you will be warmly welcomed.

Our strong membership comprises both published and unpublished writers of diverse talents offering support and friendship with local monthly meetings, workshops and the chance to enter club competitions.

Upcoming events (5)

Poetry and Prose Slam

Online event

£5.00

We are holding a poetry and prose Slam after our AGM on 14 July. (AGM is 8 - 8.30pm, Slam starts at 8.30pm) Sign up to read using the form below. We’re looking for: *Pieces 3 minutes or less *Any format *Your original work *Open to all, not just members https://forms.gle/KHvSdeynaPTR1YkW6 Prizes for winners! If you just want to attend and listen then RSVP via meet up and we'll send you the zoom link before the event. Members are welcome to join at 8pm for the AGM. ********** NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME Members: The full annual membership fee includes admission to our monthly meeting. It also covers in-house competitions, attendance at workshops and other writing events. This represents very good value particularly for those who participate in the free workshops where they can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of other writers. This is £30 per year. Visitors -You can attend your first monthly meeting free of charge. Future attendance is £5 per visit unless you decide to join.

Writers Critique Group

Thomas Wall Community Lounge (Sutton)

Sutton Writers hosts a number of Writers Critique Groups. The Monday evening group hold their meetings fortnightly at the Thomas Hall Community Lounge. This Writers Critique Group will accept readings of writer's short stories, chapters from novels/novellas in the making and poetry. Feedback is provided to each other by those that participate. ********** NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME All attendees: The hall hire cost is very reasonable and is split between those who attend on the night. Historically this has cost each attendee, Members and Visitors alike, roughly £3 each per evening. Members: The full annual membership fee includes admission to Writers Critique Groups. Members only have to pay the hall hire charge. Visitors and Country / Online Members: You may attend your first Writers Critique Group free of charge (plus the hall hire charge). Future attendance is £5 per visit (plus the hall hire charge).

Writing Session

The Robin Hood

It can sometimes be hard to get the motivation, or even just the time, to write. Sometimes we need a change of scenery and some creative energy in the air. If you’re feeling this, and want to make progress, come along and sit among your fellow writers at this writing session hosted by Sutton Writers member Lauren McMenemy. These sessions do exactly what they say on the tin: you sit, and you write. It's protected time for creativity, with the bonus of having others in the same boat alongside you. You won't be reading out any work - you can keep it totally to yourself - and there won't be any guest speakers. This is really just about getting words on a page. Bring yourself, your laptop/paper and pen, buy a drink and get some work done on your own current project. If you don't have something on the go, Lauren will have some writing prompts and tools available for you to play around with - you never know, they might just inspire your next work of art! Look for a table of writerly types - we'll be the ones with laptops at a pub! - and come and say hi. Stay for the whole session, or pop in for as long as you can, but please RSVP so Lauren knows how many to book a table for. Contact her or Sutton Writers via meetup if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Writers Critique Group

Thomas Wall Community Lounge (Sutton)

Sutton Writers hosts a number of Writers Critique Groups. The Monday evening group hold their meetings fortnightly at the Thomas Hall Community Lounge. This Writers Critique Group will accept readings of writer's short stories, chapters from novels/novellas in the making and poetry. Feedback is provided to each other by those that participate. ********** NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME All attendees: The hall hire cost is very reasonable and is split between those who attend on the night. Historically this has cost each attendee, Members and Visitors alike, roughly £3 each per evening. Members: The full annual membership fee includes admission to Writers Critique Groups. Members only have to pay the hall hire charge. Visitors and Country / Online Members: You may attend your first Writers Critique Group free of charge (plus the hall hire charge). Future attendance is £5 per visit (plus the hall hire charge).

Past events (91)

Writers Critique Group

Thomas Wall Community Lounge (Sutton)

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