This is the North England meetup of Write the Docs (http://www.writethedocs.org/). We're all about having social meetups for technical writers, developers, testers, writers of all sorts, and anyone who is interested in learning more about documentation.
Social meetups will usually have a suggested topic for discussion to provide some structure, and may start with a (brief, informal) presentation on the topic. If we do a workshop, it will be a collaborative learning session.
We currently run meetups in Leeds. We have run events in Manchester and Bradford in the past. We'd love to hear from people interested in organising meetups elsewhere!
We have created a North England group, rather than a city-specific group, in order to split the organisational burden. We recognise there aren't huge numbers of writers in any city in northern England, and hope that this way we can have an active group that serves a wide area.