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Wrekin Writers group has been in existence for many years now.  Throughout that time, it has grown and flourished to produce a group of talented writers (well we think so anyway!) In its early years the group was fortunate enough to have as its President, a local Shropshire writer, by the name of Edith Pargeter, otherwise known as Ellis Peters, author of the Brother Cadfael books. We do have in our midst, winners of national Short Story Competitions, poetry competitions, and writers whose work has appeared in national magazines.  There are also authors of local history books and poetry collections.  There are members whose books have appeared on the UK bestseller lists and in several foreign editions, as well as those who have yet to discover the joy of publication.  More importantly, we also have members who enjoy writing purely for the pleasure it gives them.
 
Wrekin Writers are proud members of the:
 
Click here to read our constitution

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Meeting Dates & Membership Fees

We usually meet on the THIRD Saturday of the month from 10am till noon.
(Except December's meeting which is usually the second Saturday)
 
Date
Meeting Activity
January 21st 2012
AGM followed by:

Simon Whaley and the ancient art of NKUTA
February 18th 2012
Lynne Tildesley's Mish Mash
March 17th 2012

April 21st 2012

May 19th 2012

June 16th 2012

July 21st 2012

August 18th 2012

September 15th 2012

October 20th 2012
October Workshops as part of the Wellington Literary Festival - details to be announced
November 17th 2012

December 8th 2012
Christmas meal (probably!)

ALL MEETINGS START AT 10.00am and usually continue until around 12.00 noon unless specifically advised.

Members of the group may also attend an open session, which meets an hour previously from 9.00am until 10.00am allowing members to ask other members for indiviudal feedback on work or other writing advice.

In order to cover costs of room hire and some guest speakers, it is necessary to charge an annual membership fee.  We try to keep this a low as possible in order to encourage membership.

Membership fees are reviewed annually at our (brief) Annual General Meeting.

Current Membership Fees for 2011 remain at £15 per person per annum. 

Wrekin Writers welcomes new members.  Why not come along for a few meetings to try us out?  The first meeting is free, thereafter it's £2.00 per meeting and if you wish to become a full member, a sliding scale of membership fees operate for those joining after the January meeting as follows:

Membership starts in:

Percentage of Annual Fee Payable:

January

100%

February

100%

March

90%

April

80%

May

70%

June

60%

July

50%

August

40%

September

30%

October

Workshop, separate fee applicable

November

£4.00

December

£2.00